Authorities are still investigating the cause of the brush fire that threatened homes near the southeast corner of Fox Island.
On Tuesday, July 23, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One responded to reports of a brush fire around 8:30 p.m.
The 1-2 acre fire originated on the beach and ran uphill toward the high bank waterfront homes.
Gig Harbor units and the Fire Boat Endeavor were able to knock down and contain the fire, according to Battalion Chief, Todd D. Meyer. Early notification of 911 and the lack of wind were also helpful, he added.
Gig Harbor units returned to the area on Wednesday. Firefighters met with property owners, mopped up the scene and installed sprinklers. Meyer said the fire department will be patrolling the area for the next few days for any flare ups.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue and City of Tacoma Fire also assisted in the response.