MOSES LAKE - Firefighters battled a brush fire near Cascade Valley Park on Saturday afternoon and believe they know what caused the blaze.
According to Grant County Fire District #5 Battalion Chief Robert Horst, firefighters responded to reports of an outside fire in the area of Cascade Valley Park on the hill at approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Horst said due to the fact that the location of the fire was unknown, the Moses Lake Fire Department and Grant County Fire District #5 responded to the blaze, but Moses Lake firefighters advised once on scene the blaze was in fact in Grant County Fire District 5's jurisdiction.
Horst told iFIBER ONE News Saturday afternoon that both agencies attacked the fire, and were able to successfully contain the blaze which burned 1.5 acres. He also explained that firefighters believe they know what caused the fire.
"According to witnesses on the scene, the fire was started by a homemade go-kart that had gotten stuck. The occupants then left the area, and shortly after the occupants left, the fire started," Horst said.
No structures or buildings were damaged, but the go-kart involved was a total loss. Authorities with the Grant County Sheriff's Office searched the area but did not find the parties responsible for the fire, Horst said.
There were no injuries, officials said late Saturday evening.