Lakewood, Wash. – At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 21st, Lakewood Fire District 2 was dispatched to a brush fire behind the Canterbrook Apartments, located on 150th Street SW in Tillicum. The fire burned approximately 10,000 square feet of brush behind the apartments. There was no damage to the apartment complex, nor any injuries. Three juveniles were found at the scene when investigators arrived. One of the boys was playing with a lighter in the tall grass, which lead to the quick spread of the fire.
With these dry conditions, Lakewood Fire District 2 would like to remind residents to keep their grass trimmed and watered. Also, lighters and matches should be out of the reach of children at all times.