Brush fire burns near Covington Sunday

A brush fire near Covington burned just after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 in the 25000 block of 188th Ave. SE (map below).

Firefighters arrived to find the fire advancing towards a home and spreading into thick brush.

At one point the blaze jumped a fire line, and crews had to abandon their stand.

The westbound lanes of SR 18 was closed for a while during the blaze.

A fire truck was placed to protect a home while two others were called to fight the fire.