Lit Brush Pile Fire Escapes

NEAR RUCH, Ore. — Crews worked overnight to battle a grass fire that spread through several acres outside of Ruch. The grass fire sparked just after 5:30 p.m. On Little Applegate Road outside of Ruch.

The Oregon Department of Forestry says it burned through 24 acres, but crews were able to get a hold of it pretty quickly. It’s 99% contained and an eight-person hand crew will complete the dozer line.

ODF crews will also be working on mopping up the fire overnight. ODF says it doesn’t have a cause of the fire yet.