'A fire like this, it's not going to stop': First responders in Cowlitz County warn of firework antics

  • Source: KCBY
  • Published: 06/14/2018 12:00 AM

A fire suspected to have been caused by teenagers playing with fireworks luckily only burned an acre of land in Longview Tuesday night, but it could have been a lot worse. The 48,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire was also started by a teenager who threw a firework into a ravine. Dry conditions and warm weather ahead have first responders worried about this wildfire season. Officials believe a group of teenagers threw a mortar-type device into a brush between Cowlitz Drive and Lexington Bridge Drive. "A fire like this, it's not going to stop, it probably would have went down and taken out the trailer court down below," Dave Kessler, who lives near the site of the fire. "It just depends which way the wind is blowing and how dry the conditions are. We could end up like they did out in the Columbia Gorge. That could happen."


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