Oregon Firefighters Battle Fires along Highway

Tualatin Valley, OR firefighters battled a car and brush fire along the highway after a car hit a power pole in the area.


Tualatin Valley, OR firefighters battled a car and brush fire along the highway after a car hit a power pole in the area.

A crew from Station 62 in Aloha was dispatched to the crash, which happened just blocks from the fire station. They found a car on fire, a broken power pole and a grass fire.

After ensuring that the driver of the wrecked car was alone and clear of the wreckage, the crew called for more resources and began attacking both fires.

Firefighters had both blazes extinguished, and the driver was receiving medical attention within less than five minutes of arriving on scene.

A crew from PGE was on scene. Because of a broken power pole, Tualatin Valley Highway was closed between Southwest 214th Avenue and SW 198th Avenue.