Gales Creek, GLENWOOD, wildfire

Brush fire burning near Highway 6 west of Timber Road

Cornelius Fire Department brush 816 drives through downtown Gales Creek, sirens blaring, as it heads toward the brush fire west of Glenwood. Photo: Chas Hundley

UPDATE: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue says that Highway 6 could be closed for 3 to 4 hours, though crews hope to have it open in just one to two hours, as of about 12:45 p.m.

FGF&R spokesperson Matt Johnston says that ODOT has opened one lane of traffic with a flagger.

According to the agency, both the fire in the motor home and the brush fire are out, with fire crews working on hot spots.

Highway 6 is a snarled mess of traffic, with vehicles turning around and jumping into the other lane.

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ODOT spokesperson Lou Torres says that the closure is located at mile post 38 . . .

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