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Crews put out brush fire near Goshen

Flames got within feet of a house.

Posted: Jul 14, 2021 3:02 PM

GOSHEN, Ore. -- A small brush fire broke out in a field just outside of Goshen Wednesday afternoon, threatening two homes.

The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. and burned just over one acre, according to the Pleasant Hill Goshen fire department. However flames got within feet of one house. Fire officials said the fire doubled in size before they even arrived. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

Witnesses said before fire trucks arrived, an individual working on a nearby farm drove his water truck to the fire. That person began spraying water on flames that helped keep flames away from structures.

The fire was put out within an hour and crews are mopping up the scene.

With how close the flames got to homes, officials said to build the defensible space around your home. They said that can make a big difference when wind driven fire is marching towards a property.

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