Dozens evacuated during Gig Harbor brush fire that nearly burned church, homes

Jun 26, 2023, 5:40 AM | Updated: 6:30 am

Firefighters battle blaze in Gig Harbor (KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — A fast-moving brush fire nearly destroyed homes and a church in Gig Harbor on Sunday.

Gig Harbor Police tweeted about the fire in the area of 38th Avenue and Hunt Street at around 2 p.m. All lanes of nearby Highway 16 were closed and dozens of people were evacuated while crews worked to put out the flames.

Initially, police reported that there were “multiple structure fires” but shortly after, Gig Harbor Fire said no buildings were burned.

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