Vehicle Catches Fire After Accident

No one was hurt Tuesday when a vehicle caught on fire on Highway 730. (Photo courtesy of UCFD#1)

No injuries were reported Tuesday after a vehicle caught on fire following an accident on Highway 730.

Umatilla County Fire District #1 was dispatched around 2 p.m. to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 730 near Sand Station. Upon arrival crews found the vehicle in a ditch engulfed in flames. Crews quickly ran a hose line to suppress the fire from spreading into the brush.

Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District provided mutual aid with one of their brush vehicles. The car was a total loss and approximately one acre of land was burned.

Helping with traffic control were the Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation.


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