Brush fire breaks out near Blachly

Firefighters said they will be working on the fire throughout the night and it's still under investigation.

Posted: Oct 25, 2020 10:43 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2020 11:40 PM

BLACHLY, Ore. --- A small brush fire broke out Sunday evening near Blachly.

The fire started on a private property off of Horton Road around 5:30 p.m. and grew to about 25 acres within minutes.

Firefighters from around Lane County raced in to keep the fire from growing any bigger.

Randy Wood, the Assistant Chief for Lane Fire Authority, said strong winds Sunday afternoon could have been a recipe for disaster.

"The winds this afternoon, I don't know the actual speed, but I know they were blowing my F250 around the road a little bit," Wood said. "You could feel them and watch the trees blowing. Luckily, we didn't have any of that by the time we got here."

Fire officials said they don't have an exact containment number as of Sunday but they said they have it under control.

No structures were threatened and there were no injuries. Firefighters said they will be working on the fire throughout the night and it's still under investigation.

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