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Fire Destroys Motorhome, Starts Grass Fire East of Salem

A nearby farm had to evacuate some animals from a barn during the blaze.

Aumsville Fire
A motorhome caught fire Saturday afternoon near the town of Aumsville, Ore. just east of Salem causing a nearby field to catch on fire as well. Photo: Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com

(AUMSVILLE, Ore. ) - A motorhome caught fire Saturday afternoon near the town of Aumsville, Ore. just east of Salem causing a nearby field to catch on fire as well.

Aumsville Fire tells Salem-News.com that once first units arrived on scene at 6858 Sherman Road SE, they quickly called in for a second alarm when they saw the grass fire was growing quickly.

Firefighters from Sublimity and Stayton joined in fighting the blaze, which was quickly contained before it could spread to nearby homes and other farmland.

A nearby farm had to evacuate some animals from a barn, to another nearby barn. None of the animals were injured. Everyone in the motorhome, which was a complete loss, was able to escape as well.

Crews were still busy mopping up hot-spots as of 5:30 p.m.

Firefighters checked nearby residence to make sure nobody was injured or breathed in too much smoke from the fire.

The fires smoke plume could be seen from various locations throughout the mid-Willamette Valley. What caused the motorhome to catch on fire in still under investigation.

Video by Salem-News.com's Jerry Freeman

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