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News Release
Crews fighting brush fire
Crews fighting brush fire
Sept 11, 2020 -- Glencoe Road at Harewood Street Brush Fire (Photo) - 09/12/20

Minutes before 6:00 pm on Friday, September 11, Hillsboro Fire crews were dispatched to brush fire in the wooded area southeast of NW Glencoe Road and NE Harewood Street. The Incident Commander determined that the best access to the fire would be from the adjacent neighborhood off of Parkside Drive. Engine 1 from Hillsboro’s Main Station initiated attack on the fire with Engine 5 and Brush Rig 3. Through the backyard of a home on Parkside Dr, they stretched close to 500-feet of hose. The area of the fire at the crew’s initial arrival was approximately 40-feet in diameter. The fire was slow moving but firefighting efforts were hindered by a 40-foot tall, six-foot diameter tree snag at the center of the burn area. Engine 1 and Engine 5 extinguished the bulk of the fire while Brush Rig 3 used hand tools to dig a fire line around the perimeter. A tree faller from Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) was dispatched to cut down the burning tree snag. After the tree was safely cut down, the crews were able to fully extinguish the remainder of the fire.

No injuries were reported. The fire was contained to the wooded brush area and no structures were threatened.

A Hillsboro Fire Investigator responded to the incident. After a thorough review of physical evidence and interviews, the official cause of the fire is Undetermined.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue was assisted by Hillsboro Police, Oregon Department of Forestry, and Metro West Ambulance.

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