Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One responded to a brush fire July 23 that threatened homes near the southeast corner of Fox Island.
The 1- to 2-acre fire originated on the beach and ran uphill toward the high-bank waterfront homes. Gig Harbor units and the Tacoma Fire boat Endeavor contained the fire.
Gig Harbor units were back out in the neighborhood following the fire, meeting with property owners, mopping up and setting sprinklers. Gig Harbor Fire patrolled the area for a few days to check for any for any flareups.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Tacoma Fire Department assisted in the response. The cause remains under investigation.