SOAP LAKE (VIDEO) – About two acres burned during a brush fire Thursday afternoon at an old landfill in Soap Lake.
Grant County Fire District 7 responded at about 2:15 p.m. to the brush fire near Fourth Avenue Northeast and state Route 17. Despite difficult terrain, firefighters were able to keep the fire to a couple acres in size, according to fire district 7 Chief Kirk Sheppard.
The fire burned sage brush, garbage cans, carpeting and other debris left in the former landfill.
No structures were threatened and nobody was injured.
Grant County Fire District 13 and the Ephrata Fire Department assisted during the blaze.
Witnesses reportedly told firefighters and Soap Lake police someone was seen walking away from the area after the fire was reported, Sheppard said.
Soap Lake police are investigating the cause of the fire.