Illegal Blaze

Columbia Fire & Rescue shared this photo on Monday morning at their Facebook site of what the agency called an illegal slash burn near Goble.

Columbia River Fire & Rescue and the Oregon Department of Forestry continue to investigate an illegal slash burn on private land in Goble.

The two agencies responded on Monday morning, July 1, to the estimated quarter acre blaze. It included spot fires along Whitney Road in Goble on Weyerhaeuser property.

According to a Facebook post by Columbia Fire & Rescue, the cause is under investigation, but the agency said the slash burn was not lit by the landowner or cooperators.

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) responded with five personnel, two engines and two-10 person South Fork crews.

CRFR responded with eight Firefighters, four volunteers, two heavy brush, two light brush, two tenders, one PIO and two Chiefs. Clatskanie Fire District also responded with two firefighters.

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