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Brush fire near Olympia burns four homes, business

Evacuation orders lifted; fire burned near I-5

GRAND MOUND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire south of Olympia in the Grand Mound area burned seven structures, including four homes and a business, before it was contained and evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday night.

Thurston County Emergency Management officials said the fire, which started near 183rd Avenue Southwest between Guava Street and Case Road, grew quickly near Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities ordered people in about 100 homes around Sargent Road Southwest to evacuate immediately while the fire moved southeast.

The Thurston County sheriff said on Twitter just after 10 p.m. that the fire had been contained and that people could return to their homes.

As of Tuesday night, officials say four homes, one business and two barns were lost. No injuries were reported.

Officials say the fire burned less than a square mile.


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