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.
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.