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October 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Mason County wildfire threatens dozen homes

A Mason County sheriff’s spokesman says a new Western Washington wildfire burning northeast of Shelton is threatening a dozen homes and has grown to 150 acres.

Firefighters from three counties are battling it and additional state resources are being dispatched.

Chief Deputy Dean Byrd says residents of 10-12 homes in the Johns Creek area have been told they might need to leave but he adds the flames in that area appeared to be dying down a little Thursday night. Byrd said 20-25 homes earlier considered threatened near Rainbow Lake were no longer at risk.

Flames were reported burning under Bonneville Power Administration power lines in the area but Byrd says the lines have not been damaged.

No part of the fire has been contained.

Two state helicopters dropped water on the flames. Byrd says more than 40 firefighters have responded from Mason, Thurston and Grays Harbor counties.

No injuries have been reported.

The area is about 45 miles southwest of Seattle.

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