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Outdoor fire between the beach and Lummi Shore Road continued to smoke during mop up operations (August 18, 2017). Photo: Discover Ferndale

Beach fire closed Lummi Shore Road

Multiple firefighting apparatus from Whatcom County Fire Districts 7 and 8 and the Bellingham Fire District were dispatched at 2am this morning to an outdoor fire in the 3200 block of Lummi Shore Road.

What they found when they arrived was brush on fire between the beach and the road with the fire moving northward.

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) units were then contacted to respond with their crews.

As of 9am this morning, the road remained closed while DNR crews remained on the scene doing mop up. Lummi Shore Road was closed between Scott Road and Cagey Road.

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According to DNR officials at the scene, the fire remains under investigation.

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