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Remote control plane causes one-acre fire

Photo Credit: FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters arrived to find this one-acre blaze near Forest Grove on Saturday.A remote control model jet caused a one acre brush fire near Forest Grove on Saturday.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue responded to a report of the fire near Northwest Strohmayer Road around 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. Crews arrived to find fire in grass and brush quickly spreading, and a power pole in fire with its lines fallen, creating a hazard.

Firefighters were able to quickly stop the flames from spreading further, then moved back to wait for PGE to cut the power to the pole, making the scene is safe. They were assisted on scene by Banks Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry.

The fire was caused by a remote control model of a Su-35 jet by Free Wing from a nearby model air park. No one was injured and no structures were damaged.

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