Fireworks start brush fire on Bainbridge

Fireworks were to blame for a small brush fire on Henderson Road NE late the night of July 4.

The north end fire was reported around 11 p.m. in the 14700 block of Henderson Road. It started on a grassy embankment and spread across a 20-feet-by-20-feet area, said Assistant Chief Luke Carpenter of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department.

Someone in the neighborhood tried to put out the fire with a garden hose and had it mostly extinguished by the time firefighters arrived, Carpenter said.

Responding firefighters quickly doused what was left, he said.

Henderson Road was briefly closed so the fire department could station its rigs on the roadway, Carpenter said.

The Independence Day holiday passed without incident on Bainbridge Island for the most part, he added.

Elsewhere, not so much.

"The rest of Kitsap County was pretty busy last night," Carpenter said.


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