By News-Register staff • 

Hay truck fire closed Westside Road Thursday evening

Westside Road was closed for several hours Thursday evening following a fire in a large tractor-trailer rig filled with hay.

The blaze was spreading to brush alongside the roadway when Yamhill, Carlton, Lafayette and other fire departments were called to the scene near Moore's Valley Road about 5 pm.. Yamhill County Public Works personnel also responded to help with the road closure and to assess the safety of a bridge in the area of the fire.

Cleanup continued late into the evening.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



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Thanks to all who responded, no loss of life or crops occurred. Hats off especially to the Yamhill County road crew, who despite the 95* heat, kept their cool and were courteous & efficent in getting folks safely thru the fire and onto the roads and on their way. Much appreciated!


Thank you to all the firemen, forestry and local farmers who worked so diligently on this fire. This occurred on one of our hottest days and we appreciate the endless work until 3 am. It was a hard loss but we are so thankful nobody was hurt.

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