Fire Crews Control Oregon City Brush Fire

Brush fire burned approximately 40 acres

 

 

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A brush fire Friday near Oregon City that prompted some “Go Now” evacuations for residents in about a dozen homes was deemed “controlled” at about 6 p.m., authorities said.

Clackamas Fire said on Twitter at about 2:10 p.m. Friday that crews were working to contain a fire on South Neibur Road and that people who live in homes on Pam Drive and Redland Road should evacuate.

The fire department said later Friday that 17 structures were threatened but no one was injured, no structures were lost and that the fire was estimated at about 40 acres (.16 square kilometers).

Evacuation levels were reduced about three hours after the fire began with all those told to leave immediately to “get ready” to go.

Officials say fire crews would stay in the area this evening.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for fire danger in much of Northwest Oregon Friday because of unseasonably warm, dry, windy conditions.

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