Brush Fire along freeway in The Dalles

Earlier this afternoon (Monday, June 29, 2020), fire crews from MCFR were dispatched to a brush fire behind Jack in the Box area. Crews quickly called for assistance from Dallesport Fire District and Mosier Fire District. The fire spotted ahead to the area behind Fred Meyer and Super 8 Hotel and started a second fire. Crews continue mopping up hot spots.

Most probable cause was a power line arc due to the wind with embers carried by the wind starting the second fire.

Thanks to Dallesport Murdock Vfd and Mosier Fire for their assistance.