A busy beaver attempting to fall a tree for a dam accidentally sparked a brush fire near Multnomah Falls Thursday evening, Sept. 16.
Around 10 p.m. the Corbett Fire District responded to reports of a blaze near the popular tourist destination. Apparently with heavy winds blowing from the east, the tree cut by the beaver fell on a power line that caused the initial spark.
Corbett sent 20 firefighters, two engines, two brush rigs and two water tenders to contain the flames. Cascade Locks also responded to help control the fire. Everything was brought under control about two hours after the brush fire was ignited, officials said.
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