Firefighters battle massive blaze in Mason County

Jul 4, 2023, 8:31 PM | Updated: Jul 5, 2023, 7:39 am

Wildfire continues uncontained in Mason County. (KIRO 7)...

Wildfire continues uncontained in Mason County. (KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

UPDATE – 11:15 p.m.

 A wildfire sparked in Mason County at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon northeast of Shelton.

Mason County Sherriff deputies warned people to avoid McEwan Prairie Road for a brush fire that was threatening homes. Every home on McEwan Prairie Road, Mason Lake Road, and Rainbow Lake was ordered to evacuate.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office enacted level 2 and 3 evacuations for multiple neighborhoods that have been affected by the ‘McEwan Fire.’

According to a Central Mason Fire spokesperson, the fire has burned 250 acres so far and 0% contained.

UPDATE – 9:00 p.m.

A Red Cross evacuation emergency shelter has opened at Olympic Middle School.

According to the Mason County Fire Department, the fire is 0% contained and crews will be working through the night.


Firefighters in Mason County are battling a massive blaze that is forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, all homes on Mcewan Prairie Road and Rainbow Lake Drive are being evacuated.

The fire is just north of Shelton.

About 250 homes have been evacuated so far.

Multiple fire departments have been dispatched to the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.




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Firefighters battle massive blaze in Mason County