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Brush fire burns 5 acres at Camassia Nature Area


Cause and origin of the fire remain unknown

by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Firefighters dealt with steep and rocky terrain as they worked to contain the fire. There was a three-alarm brush fire July 31 in the Camassia Nature Area in West Linn, which is located behind the high school and adjacent to southbound Interstate 205.

Fire crews arrived on the scene at 12:42 p.m. and worked to put out the fire, which covered about 5 acres, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue spokesperson Cassandra Ulven. There were no injuries, and the origin and cause of the fire is unknown.

Nearly 40 personnel from TVF&R, Lake Oswego Fire Department, Clackamas Fire District No. 1 and Portland Fire & Rescue worked together to contain and extinguish the fire.