Renton Regional Fire Authority. Courtesy image.

Renton Regional Fire Authority. Courtesy image.

Firefighters extinguish large brush fire in Renton

Broke out Friday, April 19; could be seen from Interstate 405

Renton firefighters responded to a large brush fire Friday evening, April 19, near the 500 block of Grandey Way Northeast near Sunset Boulevard Northeast and Interstate 405, where wind gusts of 20 mph had caused the fire to spread quickly.

On April 19, there was a large response to the fire, which was threatening homes in the area. According to a post from the official Renton Regional Fire Authority’s Twitter/X page, the smoke from the fire was “causing quite the distraction for drivers on 405” and people were asked to avoid the area as crews continued fighting the fire.

By around 6:30 p.m., the bulk of the fire had been contained, with Renton firefighters saying that crews would remain at the scene to make sure the brush fire was fully extinguished.

Brush fires are nothing new to the Renton area, with over 50 firefighters responding to an enormous fire in east Renton last summer and another brush fire near the Sunset Boulevard ramp for northbound I-405 only a month later.

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Firefighters extinguish large brush fire in Renton

Broke out Friday, April 19; could be seen from Interstate 405