Fire, Highway 6, News

Vehicle burns near Highway 6 summit

Firefighters from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District, and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a vehicle fire near mile post 33 on Highway 6 Tuesday afternoon, keeping the flames from the vehicle from spreading into the nearby forest.

According to a social media post from FGF&R, crews arrived just before 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

No one was injured in the blaze, according to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue spokesperson Matt Johnston. The fire resulted in a 25 minute highway closure.

Fire season in the area began Monday morning as the season turns hotter and fuels dry out.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Gales Creek Journal and sister news publications the Banks Post and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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