The investigation into a fire that burned around 100 square-feet of brush southeast of Chehalis Friday was turned over to law enforcement after fire authorities deemed the blaze suspicious.
Nobody was injured and no structures were damaged during the fire.
According to a press release from Lewis County Fire District 6, at 7:20 p.m. Friday units responded to the 1600 block of Centralia Alpha Road after receiving a report of a fast moving fire burning about 50 square feet of brush. Upon their arrival, units noted the size of the fire had grown to about 100 square feet.
Crews from fire districts 5 and 6 established a perimeter and quickly had the fire under control. The ongoing mop-up efforts were then handed over to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
“Due to reports from neighbors in the area, the cause of the fire is suspicious, and remains under investigation,” reads the press release. The investigation was turned over to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and Washington DNR.