A man using a grinder started a fire near Sherwood.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue crews responded to a fire on SW Dahlke Lane near SW Tualatin Sherwood Road and SW Oregon Street in Sherwood.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before it reached a stand of trees.
A man working in the area explained that a grinding tool he’d been using created a spark which quickly ignited nearby grass.
Chief Cassandra Ulven states, “ With these extreme temperatures, everything – siding on homes, fences, decks, and vegetation – becomes super heated. When fires start, they spread more rapidly and cause more damage. This is a week in which extreme caution should be exercised to ensure fires don’t start in the first place.”