Crews knock down brush fire behind St Helens restaurant


The fire is estimated to have burned about an acre

Crews at the scene of a brush fire in St. Helens, Sept. 8, 2021. (Columbia River Fire & Rescue)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A brush fire erupted Wednesday night behind a restaurant in St. Helens, firefighters said.

Firefighters were dispatched at about 8:30 p.m. as flames were threatening businesses and homes on Columbia Boulevard behind El Tapatio. Columbia River Fire & Rescue said crews brought the fire under control by about 10 p.m. In total, it’s estimated to have burned about an acre.

The cause of the fire was a human-started campfire, according to the fire marshal. No injuries were reported and there was minor damage to some personal property and vegetation, firefighters said.

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