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Grass Fire Squelched Northeast of Oakland

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Douglas Forest Protective Association

A fast moving fire burned two acres of grass northeast of Oakland Tuesday afternoon.

Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Oakland Rural Fire Department were dispatched to the fire on Driver Valley Road just before 5 pm. The first units to arrive on scene of the fire reported that it was about a quarter acre in size and was being pushed by a strong wind.  Crews from both agencies aggressively attacked the blaze and stopped the forward spread of the fire at two acres. 

A preliminary fire investigation indicated that the cause of the Driver Valley Fire was related to the mowing of dry grass.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.