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UPDATE: Blaze caused by sparks from passing train quickly extinguished before any homes or businesses were damaged

COURTESY PHOTO: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Rising up toward the McLoughlin Promenade, the extent of the brush fire can be seen near downtown Oregon City.COURTESY PHOTO: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Firefighters tackle the Aug. 1 blaze near the Oregon City Municipal Elevator.Clackamas firefighters from several different fire stations responded to a brush fire in Oregon City early Sunday morning, Aug. 1.

On Aug. 2, fire investigators determined that sparks from a passing train had caused the fire.

Fire officials said the blaze was spotted by citizens at the bottom of a cliff as the fire was moving quickly uphill toward High Street, where it threatened several buildings.

Throughout the course of the incident, a train was sitting along the Union Pacific line near the fire, Clackamas Fire spokesman Brandon Paxton said.

Crews were able to safely extinguish the fire without it causing any damage to homes or businesses, and no injuries were reported.

COURTESY PHOTO: CLACKAMAS FIRE - An Aug. 1 blaze was spotted by Oregon City citizens at the bottom of the McLoughlin bluff moving quickly uphill toward High Street structures.


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