10-acre brush fire in Gales Creek near Timmerman and Shearer Hill Road spreads through field, threatens homes

Flames lick the side of Shearer Hill Road. Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal

Gales Creek – A brush fire at least 10 acres in size spread rapidly across a large, multi-acre field in Gales Creek this afternoon near the intersection of NW Shearer Hill Road and Timmerman Road, prompting a large response from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District 13, Oregon Department of Forestry, Cornelius Fire Department, and other surrounding agencies. 

Multiple witnesses tell the Journal that a home was threatened and a barn was on fire. 

 

 

 

 

Smoke rising from the flames on SHearer Hill Road. Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal

Traffic is restricted near the fire; avoid Shearer Hill and Timmerman Roads. 

This is a breaking story; more information will be forthcoming.