Grass fire claims two acres in Oakland

A grass fire caused by mowing dry grass claimed two acres in in Oakland.

A fast-moving fire burned two acres of grass northeast of Oakland Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

Mowing dry grass was the cause of the Driver Valley fire, according to a preliminary fire investigation.

Crews from the DFPA and the Oakland Rural Fire Department were sent to the fire just before 5 p.m. near the 4000 block of Driver Valley Road.

The first units to arrive at the scene of the fire reported that the fire was about a quarter acre in size and was being pushed by a strong wind.

Crews from both agencies attacked the blaze and stopped the forward spread of the fire at two acres.

Firefighters remained on the scene until 7 p.m. mopping up hot spots and securing the control lines.

Hannah Kanik is a general assignment reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at and 541-957-4210. Or follow her on Twitter @hannah_kanik.

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