HUGO, Ore. — More than two years ago the Hugo Road Fire started.
The fire burned just under 200 acres. In the first hour, the fire threatened 30 homes with the potential of 100 more.
Rural Metro Fire said it was caused by a tree that fell across a power line.
As we continue with a week of extreme fire danger --- Rural Metro Fire is reminding people to use caution this holiday weekend.
“It's typical. We get this type of weather, usually towards the end of summer where we get these nice, hot and long, dry weeks. This time of year, we kind of do up staffing. So, we have extra people on hand just in case we do get one of those severe fire outbreaks,” Ben Nehf a Lieutenant with Rural Metro Fire said.
Rural Metro Fire says the Hugo Road Fire was the largest fire within their service area in more than 40 years.