SALEM, Oregon - Just before 3 pm on Sunday afternoon SW Polk Fire responded to a high risk grass fire off of Highway 22 near Highway 51, about 5 miles west of the City of Salem.
Approximately 30 fire personnel from SW Polk, Dallas Fire & EMS, Polk Fire Dist #1, Salem Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry responded to assist in containing the fire. The fire, which started out as a burn pile, got away from a property owner due to the dry conditions and high winds.
One injury was reported by a homeowner who was attempting to protect his property from the fire. The property owner was evaluated and treated on scene by EMS personnel. Approximately 10 acres were burned and three homes were threaten. It took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. Amity Fire moved up to cover the SW Fire response area.