Clackamas Agencies Respond to Early Morning Brush Fire on Highway 213 in Oregon City

You never know what might happen on night shift patrol for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. One particular call early Monday morning turned out to be a little hotter than deputies expected.

While arresting a driver suspected of driving under the influence of intoxicants around 3 a.m., deputies noticed a brush fire that had broken out practically on the shoulder of Highway 213, near the Interstate 205 overpass. The fire was soon raging into the sky, as seen in a video released on the CCSO’s Twitter account.

Clackamas Sheriff on Twitter

Tales from the #NightShift: While arresting a DUII driver Sunday at 3 a.m., deputies notified @Clackamas911 of a brush fire on I-205 at Hwy. 213 in Oregon City. @clackamasfire responded to extinguish the blaze. @OCPolice and @OregonDOT assisted.

Clackamas Fire District responded to extinguish the blaze, assisted by the sheriff’s office, Oregon City Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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