UPDATE as of 4:30 p.m. on 10/13
UPDATE as of 4:30 p.m. on 10/13: Bothell Fire and E.M.S. is still on-scene of the mulch fire at Fruhling Sand & Topsoil. Firefighters will be continuing to monitor the fire 24 hours a day. Residents can expect smoke in the area for several more days, until the fire is out.
UPDATE as of 8:45 a.m. on 10/13: Firefighters worked through the night, making significant progress with debris and mulch pile at Fruhlings Sand & Topsoil. Fire crews will continue to monitor the burn today, assessing ways to decrease smoke and work towards putting the fire out.
Bothell, Wash. – Approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, resources from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Duvall King County Fire District 45 and Woodinville Fire & Rescue responded to a large debris and mulch fire, located at Fruhling Sand & Topsoil in Bothell (1010 228th Street SW).
The fire is currently isolated to one debris pile and will be monitored by firefighters until the fire is extinguished. Firefighters are working with the property owner to separate the burned material from the unaffected material. The fire is deep-seated and will continue to burn under control until extinguished or the material has depleted.
Firefighters are working hard to minimize smoke and air quality impacts. Residents can expect to see light smoke in the area until fire is extinguished.
A portion of 228th Street Southwest (from 4th to 14th) was closed overnight because a firehose stretched across the roadway. The road was reopened by 10:00 a.m. this morning. No injuries to report at this time.
For more information, please contact Kirsten Clemens at (425) 489-3364.