Firefighters Keep Grants Pass Area Grass Blaze Small

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsfireGrants Pass news

They've trained together and work well together, as evidenced by their work Wednesday in quenching a small grass fire in the 2400 block of Upper River Road. Mike Shaw, a spokesman for the Rural/Metro Fire Department says his department and firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry and  Grants Pass Fire Rescue combined to quickly quench a grass fire.

Shaw says if conditions had been any different, or if it h been later in the fire season, the fire could have been "much worse." A total of 10 engines and 26 firefighters responded to the call that went out at 5:54 p.m. The final size of the fire was 1.3 acres.

There were no injuries and no structures were damaged. The fire was caused by a person discharging a firearm into an embankment possibly causing a spark from the ricochet.

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