Fire crews continue to fight the Green Valley Fire, which began Sunday afternoon. Good progress has been made in combating the Green Valley Fire, said Puget Sound Regional Fire Division Chief, Patrick Pawlak. The fire is now 75% contained.
The evacuation order in place has been lowered to a Level 1 Evacuation Order. All of the residents of the small number of homes affected by the evacuation order have remained in their homes.
Crews will dig a fire line around the remaining portion of the fire and continue to monitor hot spots.
Pawlak confirmed the injuries sustained Sunday by a firefighter were minor and the firefighter is OKAY.
UPDATE: As of 9:00 pm Tuesday, April 20, the Green Valley Fire remains at 75% containment, said Pawlak.
Crews pull back from the fire before nightfall and switch to monitoring the fire overnight. The unpredictable terrain makes fighting a brush or wildfire at night unsafe.
UPDATE: As of 5:30 pm, Wednesday April 21, crews have the Green Valley Fire 100% contained. They are continuing to monitor and mop up hot spots. Some of the cedar trees have held the heat so well firefighters had to cut into the trees to ensure the fire(s) were extinguished.
The Level 1 evacuation has been lifted.
This will be our last update for this fire unless it decreases below 75% contained.
Original story from South Sound News April 18, 10PM.
Black Diamond, Wash. – Just after 4:30 p.m., crews with Mountain View Fire and Rescue (King County Fire District 44) were dispatched for a reported brush fire in the 35200 block of SE Green Valley Road.
As well as the third alarm, crews requested a water drop helicopter from the Department of Natural Resources.
At this point, crews do not have an estimated size of the fire. At least one home is in the fire of the fire with firefighters at the property line in case the wind shifts driving the fire towards the home.
No evacuations at this time. One minor injury to a firefighter, none to civilians