ALOHA, Ore. (KOIN) — A home was threatened and 2 acres of land were burned in Aloha Saturday, July 30.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and the Hillsboro Fire Department were called to fight the fire, which callers reported had flames 30-40 feet high.
Within 15 minutes, firefighters had most of the fire out and spent another 2 hours mopping up.
On July 29 TVF&R called for a burn ban in parts of all 4 counties it services, and want this fire, which is still under investigation, to remind people of the dangers.
Though the cause of the fire remains under investigation, today’s fire serves as a reminder of how recent hot weather has created dry conditions that increase the potential of fire from discarded cigarettes and other ignition sources.