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Crews get grass fire under control near Sutherlin

The cause of the fire may be related to a power line, fire officials said.

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 11:19 AM

SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- Crews had to call in two helicopters to stop a fire in its tracks on Thursday.

The Green Valley Fire broke out three miles northwest of Sutherlin near the intersection of Green Valley Road and Rochester Bridge Road just before 3 p.m.

Firefighters say it was burning in brush and grass and spreading up a hillside.

The two helicopters dropped water on the flames while crews put containment lines around the blaze.

By the time the fire was under control, it had grown to three-and-a-half acres. Officials stayed at the scene into the evening to mop up hot spots.

The cause of the fire may be related to a power line, fire officials said.

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