Brush fire near North Plains burns nearly 10 acres

Fire was under control by 3:15 p.m.

A brush fire near North Plains burned just under 10 acres, August 14, 2016. (TVF&R)

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (KOIN) — A brush fire in a remote area near North Plains burned just under 10 acres Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

A plane flying over the Pumpkin Ridge area and others on the ground saw the flames near Corey Road just before 2 p.m. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said.

A brush fire near North Plains burned just under 10 acres, August 14, 2016. (TVF&R)
A brush fire near North Plains burned just under 10 acres, August 14, 2016. (TVF&R)

Firefighters battled the blaze, which was in an area near recently cultivated wheat fields surrounded by heavy brush and timber. It was under control by 3:15 p.m.

“With moderate winds and extreme dry conditions, this incident had potential to be much larger than it was,” Battalion Chief Jeff Cooper said in a press release.

Investigators determined the fire was accidentally caused by a car that was illegally driving off-road.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

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