Salem Fire Department crews battled a four-alarm grass fire near Corban University Monday afternoon.

Twenty fire units responded to fight the flames just after 2 p.m. at 5000 Deer Park Drive SE.

The grass fire, which sparked in a field, led crews to close Deer Park Drive and southbound Turner Road SE at Kuebler Boulevard SE.

Heavy traffic was reported near Turner Road, Kuebler Boulevard and Aumsville Highway SE. According to radio dispatches, several buildings were engulfed in flames.

Information on the cause of the fire and whether any evacuations were in effect was unavailable.

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