Wildfire burning near Sunset Hwy toward coast

The Sunset Grade fire is burning in steep terrain

The Sunset Grade Fire is burning near the Columbia/Washington County line, June 13, 2015 (OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY)
The Sunset Grade Fire is burning near the Columbia/Washington County line, June 13, 2015 (OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A helicopter, fire engine and two bulldozers are on the scene of a wildfire near the Columbia/Washington County line.

The Sunset Grade fire has burned between 20 and 30 acres.

The fire started Saturday morning, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Mike Cafferata said the fire is likely human caused. Drivers can see smoke from the highway.

The fire is burning in moderately steep terrain. Cafferata expected to have the blaze contained by Saturday night.

 

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