Portland Firefighters Respond to Grass Fire

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Firefighters battled a grass fire across from Heron Lakes Golf course on Wednesday.

Crews responded to the area at 3500 North Victory Boulevard around 9:20 a.m. after receiving reports that wind had blown a tree over onto power lines, which sparked the fire, according to a department news release.

"We have a Red Flag Alert in the metro area," Battalion Chief Terry Munro stated when he arrived on the scene. "The situation is complicated because of the power lines that are down."

Firefighters were forced to stand by while Portland General Electric workers ensured the power to the lines had been disabled.

Once the power was cut, crews moved in and quickly extinguished the flames.

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