SHELTON — Firefighters were battling a wildfire of less than an acre in a forested area on Shelton's west side.
The fire broke out around 1p.m. Wednesday between C Street West and Franklin Street West, about 200 yards west of St. Edwards Catholic Church.
West Mason Fire Chief Matthew Welander was at the scene and said winds were making for challenging firefighting conditions.
“We’ve got it circled up, now we’re just trying to put it out,” Welander told iFIBER One News.
Firefighters were undertaking some “structure protection” on the east side of the fire, but no evacuations were ordered.
Besides West Mason Fire, Central Mason Fire Rescue and Mason County Fire districts 4 and 11 were being joined by firefighters from the state Department of Natural Resources at the scene. Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Shelton Police Department were providing support as well.
iFIBER One News will update this story as more information becomes available.