A firefighter providing rescue service for a fire in the woods with smoke coming out of it.

Lea Hill Brush Fire Continues to Smolder

On Monday, November 16th, we responded to a brush fire in the 29800 block of 138th Ave SE in the Lea Hill area of Auburn. This fire continues to smolder and may continue to do so for a few days or more. Firefighters were at the scene this morning and report that there is no active fire and no threat to structures or the public. The smoke and smell of smoke will be around for a while.

Due to the nature of the fire, the time of year, and access issues there is no way to mitigate the smoldering.

This fire was caused by heat from natural decomposition and began in the center of a large pile of grass clippings and leaves. It is located on a steep slope with no access to fire hydrants. Water had to be brought in by water tenders.

*Photo from November 16