Walla Walla Fire Crews Respond To 2 Suspicious Blazes
Two fires less than 15 minutes apart in Walla Walla are being investigated as suspicious. This image is of the second fire near Chesnutt and South 11th
Both fires were quickly put out
According to Brendan Koch of the City of Walla Walla, around 3:32 PM fire crews were sent to the area of 8th Ave. and West Elm Streets, a location near the Border Tavern, for a report of a brush fire.
Crews found a slow-moving natural cover fire about 70 yards long, and were able to work to control it away from Highway 12 as well as the street. That blaze was brought under control in just a few minutes.
Then, at 3:44 PM another call came in for a fire burning near West Chesnutt and South 11th Ave, involving a burning mattress near a garage.
Crews arriving at the scene found multiple pieces of debris that were on fire, and the blaze spread to a fence along an alleyway just off of 11th. This fire was also quickly brought under control within about 20 minutes.
Koch says investigators and crews believe both fires are "suspicious" and the investigation continues. No one was hurt in either incident.