Out of Control Burn Pile Causes Grass Fire

A burn pile in Redwood spread out of control, causing a half-acre grass fire. Rural Metro Fire says winds most likely caused the flames to spread to nearby dry grass.

Posted: Apr. 5, 2018 7:35 AM

REDWOOD, Ore.-- A burn pile in Redwood spread out of control, causing a half-acre grass fire. The fire happened on on Leonard road, near Jenkins Avenue.

Several homes nearby were threatened, but were not damaged.

Rural Metro Fire says winds most likely caused the flames to spread to nearby dry grass.

The agency says this is a good reminder that even on approved burn days, a little wind, combined with warm, dry weather can create a problem.

Now that fire season is approaching, NewsWatch 12 spoke with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Click here to learn what firefighters say you should be doing now to protect your home.

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