Despite windy conditions, a brush fire in Clear Lake on Friday afternoon was extinguished before it could spread too far.

The fire was started by burning yard waste in the area between Mud Lake Road and Buchanan Street in Clear Lake, Skagit County Fire District 4 Lt. Eric Warner said.

Fire District 9 and the Sedro-Woolley Fire Department also responded to the scene, Warner said.

Firefighters on the north end of the fire were able to knock the blaze down within 10 minutes, he said, but the wind proved tricky and allowed the fire to spread.

“The grass is dry and the wind picked up and it took off,” Warner said.

Overall, the fire spread to about 5 acres, Warner said.

The fire also burned a small shed close to a neighboring home.

In all, crews spent about 45 minutes on the blaze, Warner said.

At about the same time, crews in Conway were battling two brush fires, one off Pioneer Highway and one off Bulson Road, Fire District 3 Chief Mike Ray said.

— Reporter Kera Wanielista: 360-416-2141,, Twitter: @Kera_SVH,

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