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Large scrap wood fire breaks out near Hillsboro

Officials say there is no danger for the buildings nearby, but people in the area may want to close their windows.

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A large scrap wood fire broke out near Hillsboro Friday night.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said the fire first began in a wood chip pile at around 8:30 p.m. at 3205 SE Minter Bridge Rd. Wind then blew embers into a scrap wood pile, where the embers sparked into the flames that lit up the night sky, according to Lt. Brandon Pratt with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Witnesses reported flames were 100 feet high.

Photos: Wood scrap fire near Hillsboro

Pratt said crews focused on keeping the fire in check because of its size

"There's a lot of wood there and there's a lot of fire burning," he said Friday night.

Raw video: Scrap wood pile fire near Hillsboro

TVF&R said no buildings were damaged.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.