Power line failure causes grass fire

Rural Metro Fire and ODF crews quickly contained the fire.

Posted: Aug 17, 2019 10:08 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore-- Rural Metro Fire says a power line failure started a grass fire in Grants Pass. 

Rural Metro and ODF crews quickly contained the fire. The fire only grew to be one tenth of an acre.

It happened along Meadowlark Lane on the northern end of Colonial Valley. Fire crews called Pacific Power to shut down power until clean up was finished. As of 10:00 am Saturday there were no reports of power outages in the area. Everyone in the area should have their power back on. 

Rural Metro says luckily the fire started after Friday's red flag weather warning.

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