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Illegal Burn Pile Causes 4-Alarm Grass Fire

There were no injuries to firefighters or animals.

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An illegal burn pile maybe to blame for a 4-alarm grass fire Friday afternoon in Turner. Photo Courtesy: Jefferson Fire Department

(TURNER, Ore. ) - On Friday, at 1:19 p.m. Turner Fire District was dispatched to a low risk grass fire at 12307 Summit Loop SE Turner, Oregon.

Upon arrival Incident Commander, Jon Remy saw that the fire was approximately six acres. The fire quickly escalated to a four alarm fire. Albany, Lebanon, Jefferson, Scio, Salem, Stayton, and Marion County were also dispatched to assist with the call.

There was a small shop being threatened within a few feet of what appeared to be an illegal burn. The fire quickly moved through approximately 15-20 acres.

There were several homes that were threatened from Pearson Road towards Wintercreek. Marion County Sheriff's gave standby evacuation notices to the homes that were potentially threatened by the fire.

The fire was deemed under control at 3:19 p.m. Crews continued to mop up for several hours after.

The cause of the fire appears to be from an illegal burn and is under investigation by the Oregon State Fire Marshall's Office.

There were no injuries to firefighters or animals.

Source: Jefferson Fire District

Video by's Jerry Freeman


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