Brush fire in North Plains ‘under control’
NORTH PLAINS Ore. (KPTV) – Firefighters have left the scene of a vegetation fire that started early Thursday.
Crews were called around 4 a.m. to the fire at Northwest Pumpkin Ridge Road, near NW Shipley Road.
According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, firefighters remained on the scene through the morning of the fire that started burning in timber slash and brush. Although initially threatening homes, crews were able to gain control of the two-acre fire.
Officials say because the area was difficult to access, firefighters brought in special equipment to fight the fire.
With the help of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Hillsboro Fire Department and Banks Fire Department, crews were able to extinguish the fire by 10 a.m. Thursday.
No structures were reported to have been damaged.
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