Buxton – A late night fire on Thursday and Friday early morning destroyed a garage north of Buxton, according to a Banks Fire District media release.
Crews were dispatched to what was initially reported by neighbors and people in the area as a brush fire at 11:19 p.m. According to Banks Fire District Public Information Officer Mitch Ward, one caller described the scene as a forest fire.
“From the perspective passerbys had of the from the road it certainly appeared that way,” Ward said to the Post.
As it turned out, it was the flames coming from the 20′ by 50′ detached garage, surrounded by forest, that caused the illusion.
Once crews arrived, the garage was already fully engulfed in flames.
No one was injured in the fire and no other structures or trees were damaged in the fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.
On February 18 of this year, another outbuilding in the Buxton area, this one close to Thursday’s fire, was destroyed by fire on NW John Lee Road.
Assisting on the call were neighboring fire agencies Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Tualatin Valley
Fire & Rescue, as well as the Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the North Plains Police Department.