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Three-alarm wild land fire burning south of Amity

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Jul 25, 2013


News-Register Staff

UPDATE 3:35: The land fire that reached a timber grove was contained nearly 1 1/2 after initial responders arrived at the scene. Multiple agencies from Polk and Yamhill counties were called to the scene. Many personnel remain at the scene to clear the scene of hot spots.

See Monday's News-Register for more information.

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Multiple fire agencies from Yamhill and Polk counties are engaged in a three alarm wild land fire that has reached a timber area east of Highway 99W between Amity and Rickreal, near the intersection of Frizzell and Oak Grove Roads.

According to dispatch reports, the fire was about 20 acres of standing wheat acres, with flames estimated at 30 feet high when crews first arrived. No structures are currently in danger, however wind is a factor, reports say. 

The Oregon Department of Transportation has been contacted to handle traffic. Motorist are encouraged to find alternative routes if possible.

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