Brush fire damages 7 acres in Monroe

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Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue and other firefighters battled a brush fire in Monroe on Monday afternoon.

A Level 1 evacuation notice — meaning to be on alert — was issued for those in the area spanning northeast of Galaxy Theater and west of Chain Lake Road. It was later dropped around 5:22 p.m.

Officials said the brush fire had crept up a hillside into some trees, damaging seven acres.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.