Wildfire near Parkdale spreads to 85 acres


The fire has been named the 1620 Road Fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A wildfire burning near Parkdale spread to 85 acres on Tuesday.

The Oregon Department of Forestry said the 1620 Road Fire was first reported Monday morning in brush, slash and young timber about four miles outside of Parkdale. It started on private land.

Crews battled the fire overnight and had six 20 person crews on it Tuesday. Planes and helicopters were also being used.

Precipitation expected in the next few days should also help put out the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No structures are threatened or have been destroyed.

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