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Firefighters wrap up knocking down a grass fire on Mountain View Road that had made its way into a nearby wooded area (June 23, 2018). Photo: My Ferndale News

Grass fire on Mountain View Road

A grass fire was reported at 11:30am today in the 3100 block of Mountain View Road.

Several Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) apparatus were dispatched. Initial reports were the grass fire was heading into a wooded area.

Fire crews had knocked down the fire by noon and were performing mop up duties.

Officials were unavailable to speak regarding the cause of the fire.

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WCFD7 Division Chief Ben Boyko said it appeared the fire started in a burn pile at the back of the property and spread to a nearby field and trees. No structures were involved.

Boyko pointed out that vegetation is starting to dry out and a generous growing season means the fuel load is high. There have already been grass fires over the past few days and Boyko says it only took a light breeze to increase the severity of these fires.

People are advised to visit the Fire Marshal’s website for best practices and knowledge of what burning is allowed.

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