WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) – The Banks Fire District is working to control a wildfire south of Timber on Sunday afternoon.
The fire district said it is responding to Timber Road between Timber and Highway 6. Crews worked to stretch water lines to try to surround the fire. As of 2 p.m., there is a wet line around the fire. BFD expected to hand the fire over to the Oregon Department of Forestry later Sunday. Evacuations are not expected at this time.
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BFD said the fire is in an area that is extremely difficult to access. Crews are walking in and working with hand tools and water lines. The fire district said access was made more difficult to the fire by a vehicle that had stopped to watch. It said if you are near the scene of an emergency, to leave the area.
The fire district said this is the third wild land fire it has responded to in the last 24 hours. It said current conditions are dangerous for wildfires.
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