Motorhome Fire Spreads To Wildland
Washington County, Ore. — Quick work by firefighters kept a motorhome fire from spreading.
About 11:15 A.M. on Thursday, Forest Grove Firefighters were sent to a motorhome fire on Wilson River Highway (Hwy 6), about 3/4 of a mile west of NW timber Road.
Crews arrived to find a motorhome engulfed in flames and the nearby forested area starting to burn.
Firefighters made a quick attack on the flames spreading through the trees and began to start extinguishing the burning motorhome. Once more crews arrived, firefighters were able to get quick control of the incident. Once crews arrived on scene, the highway was closed to provide a safe operation for firefighters.
The highway was completely closed to traffic for almost two hours, but opened to one lane of travel with a flagger about 2pm.
The fire motorhome is a complete loss and burn approximately a 100ft by 50ft area of trees and bushes. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Cornelius Fire Department, Gaston Fire Department, Oregon Department of Forestry (Forest Grove Unit and South Fork Prison Crew), Banks Fire District, Oregon Department of Transpertation and Washington County Sheriffs Office.