Michael Snook grabbed a water hose to help put out the fires. Photo courtesy of Sue Mitchell

Michael Snook grabbed a water hose to help put out the fires. Photo courtesy of Sue Mitchell

Two fires break out on Powerline Trail

All Norman Rockwell Elementary students have been transported to Redmond Middle School as safety precaution.

There were two small fires on the Powerline Trail Monday afternoon.

Redmond Fire Department (RFD) responded at about 2:50 p.m. There were no damages to nearby buildings and no injuries. The intersection of 166th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 111th Street are still closed as of 4:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Redmond Police Department public information officer Andrea Wolf-Buck. All fires have been extinguished.

All Norman Rockwell Elementary School students and staff are safe and there have been no injuries. Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is working with the Redmond fire and police departments to evacuate everyone in the area as a safety precaution, according to a press release.

Students have been transported to Redmond Middle School as a location for parents to pick up their children, the release states.

Students who ride the bus at Barton and Einstein elementary schools will be delayed 20-30 minutes due to the impact of students being evacuated from Rockwell, according to the release.


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Michael Snook grabbed a water hose to help put out the fires. Photo courtesy of Sue Mitchell

Michael Snook grabbed a water hose to help put out the fires. Photo courtesy of Sue Mitchell

An image of the fires on the Powerline Trail in Redmond. Photo courtesy of Michael Snook

An image of the fires on the Powerline Trail in Redmond. Photo courtesy of Michael Snook

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