Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
Emergency Messages as of 9:25 am, Wed. Oct. 20
No information currently posted.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.
Primary email address for a new account:

  
And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Forest Grove Fire & Rescue by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Forest Grove Fire & Rescue to your Twitter account or create one.

@forestgrovefire

Hide this Message


Manage my existing Subscription

News Release
C517B7B7-8C8C-478B-90F5-027C74834AD9.jpeg
C517B7B7-8C8C-478B-90F5-027C74834AD9.jpeg
Fire Burns Grass Field near Gaston (Photo) - 09/23/21

This afternoon at 12:17, Gaston Firefighters were dispatched to a reported grass fire on SW Hartley Road in the rural community of Laurelwood, approximately 3 miles outside of Gaston. Firefighters arrived shortly later to find a fire burning in a field, approximately one acre in size. The fire was burning towards an old barn and house, but firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading further. 
 

In total, the fire burned about one and a quarter acre of grass and part of a neighboring garden. The fire was started by the property family member smoking out gophers in the field with a propane torch. 
 

The calendar might say Fall, but we are still in fire season and burning is still banned in our area until further notice. Only small recreational fires are allowed when conducted in a safe manor with a water source and shovel ready to be used. 
 

Gaston Fire District was assisted on scene by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue. Cornelius Fire Department and Yamhill Fire District also responded, but were canceled once the fire was extinguished. 

View more news releases from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.