Fire, News, Watts

Minivan burns on Easterday Road

A minivan burned Friday afternoon after getting stuck in deep ruts on Easterday Road between Watts and Dilly, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue said.

According to the fire agency, crews called in assistance from the Cornelius Fire Department to access the remote road with a four-wheel vehicle where Forest Grove Fire & Rescue couldn’t get their normal fire engine into.

A photo shared by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue showed a muddy road with the burned-out shell of the minivan still burning.

“The vehicle caught fire after occupants attempted to get the van out of deep ruts on the dirt road,” FGF&R said. “Revving the engine likely cause a mechanical failure in the engine compartment.”

A burned minivan on Easterday Road Friday, May 3 2024. Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
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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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