Firefighters respond to brush fire
A quarter-acre brush fire on Anliker Road took nearly two-and-a-half hours to put out last week, according to a fire agency news release.
Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews were called to a brush fire in the 66000 block of Anliker Road at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 28.
When crews arrived, a fire was discovered burning in a logging slash pile and was threatening a nearby home.
Firefighters quickly contained the fire, but remained on scene until 7 p.m., making sure the fire had been fully extinguished. Crews also cut and cleared heavy brush from the area to create a fire-break perimeter.
Ten firefighters from CRFR responded and were assisted by five firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry.
No injuries or structural damages were reported.
While Columbia County now has a backyard burn ban in effect, fire officials remind residents to have a hose nearby when fires are burning.
Recreational fires less than two feet tall and three
feet in diameter are permitted.