NEW HOPE, Ore-- Rural Metro fire says that they've responded to four different wildfires on Sunday, including one that happened on the 4300 block of New Hope Road.
RMF says that fire crews quickly arrived to the scene and knocked down the fire this afternoon around 6:30 p.m. Fire crews say that the flames were contained to one-tenth of an acre and that the flames were contained before it could reached any homes nearby.
According to Rural Metro, this was the fourth wildfire reported in their service area including other wildfires in Merlin, Leland and Fort Vannoy Neighborhoods.
Fire crews say that increased fire activity during this warm, dry spring serves as a reminder for everyone to use caution with anything that may spark a fire.
Common activities this time of year that catch people off-guard include open burning in the afternoon when winds pick up, old ash piles that retain heat and come back to life, overheated mulch piles, and hitting a rock while mowing dry grass.
The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District is investigating the cause of these fires.