Multiple-vehicle fire contained in rural Multnomah County
Crews from multiple fire agencies responded Wednesday afternoon, April 14, to a fire reportedly involving about half a dozen vehicles on a rural property along Northwest Skyline Boulevard.
The fire was originally reported as a motorhome fire in the 19000 block of Northwest Skyline Boulevard, said Kim Haughn, spokesperson for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. But Haughn said when Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived on the scene, they found about six vehicles ablaze.
The fire spread to some surrounding trees but was quickly brought under control, Haughn said.
No injuries were immediately reported. The fire will be investigated.
Hillsboro Fire & Rescue was also among the agencies to respond to the scene in the Tualatin Mountains, also known as the West Hills.
The stretch of Skyline Boulevard to which fire crews were called out is remote, well north of the Hillsboro area, northwest of Portland and south of Scappoose.
Washington County fire agencies — including Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, which also serves swaths of Multnomah, Clackamas and Yamhill counties — just announced a burn ban Wednesday due to high fire danger, unusual for April.
By Mark Miller
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