Mountaindale, News, wildfire

Fire burning in slash, brush north of Mountaindale

A wildfire northeast of the Mountaindale community began early Thursday morning, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said.

According to a social media post from the fire agency, a vegetation fire began burning in timber slash and brush shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday at a location near NW Pumpkin Ridge Road.

In addition to TVF&R crews, the Banks Fire District, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue and the Oregon Department of Forestry were all assisting at the scene.

There was no word on the size of the fire.

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The approximate location of the fire.

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

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