Fire crews in Kelso spent Wednesday afternoon fighting flames after a field caught fire in the area of Harris Street Road and Corduroy Road.
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to a report of a field on fire just before 6 p.m. Initial 911 calls stated the fire was growing rapidly.
A C2FR Battalion Chief arrived within five minutes to find a mid-slope brush fire with 5 foot high flames threatening multiple structures and immediately asked for a 2nd alarm, which dispatched additional engines, tenders and brush units.
C2FR personnel then set-up for structure protection at occupied homes and extinguished power poles that had caught fire while other units began securing a fire line around the perimeter.
The fire was contained within 25 minutes and grew to a total of 1.5 acres. Bonneville Power has high voltage lines above the fire as well as local Cowlitz PUD overhead lines. No power outages occurred as a result of the fire.