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Brush Fire Burns at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

The cause of the Monday night blaze wasn't immediately clear.

As of 9:30 p.m., Monday night, Shoreline firefighters had almost full control of a brush fire that broke out around 7:30 p.m. this evening.

The fire burned approximately five acres near the overpass bridge at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park.

Wind conditions changed several times during the fire, but fire crews were able to quickly strategize and prevent the fire from damaging the bridge, and from threatening any homes or private property in the area of the beach park.

No one was hurt fighting the blaze, which involved all available Shoreline crews.   Neighboring fire departments were assisting with other emergency calls throughout the evening.

Flames could be seen in surrounding neighborhoods, and people gathered to watch firefighters work at controlling the blaze and minimizing damage, according to Shoreline Fire spokeswoman Melanie Granfors.

The cause of the blaze was unknown as of Monday night, and a damage estimate won't be available until Tuesday from City of Shoreline Parks officials.

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