Firefighters work to put out Saturdays Spring Beach fire (Brigitte Schran Brown Photo).

Firefighters work to put out Saturdays Spring Beach fire (Brigitte Schran Brown Photo).

RV, cars, boat burn in weekend fire at Spring Beach

Vashon’s fire department responded to a fire in the Spring Beach neighborhood last Saturday morning. The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread to two nearby cars and a boat, all parked in a wooded area, according to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s Assistant Chief Bob Larsen.

The fire, at 143rd Avenue and 280th Street, started about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and was covering an approximately 40 by 40-foot area and starting to move up the surrounding trees when fire firefighters arrived.

Larsen stated the fire could have been much worse than it was.

“It had the potential to get up in the canopy and travel, which fortunately it did not,” he said.

Off-island departments offered assistance, and Larsen said he would have called them if the trees had been fully involved.

About 15 members of the department responded to the fire, with an engine, brush truck and three water tenders. Larsen called it a “great turnout” and said the crew needed about an hour to knock down the fire.

The King County fire investigator has ruled the fire accidental, Larsen said.

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