VIDEO: A Hood River winery burnt down over the weekend in what started as a grass fire.
Westside Fire Marshal Jim Trammell said Sunday afternoon they got a call that a grass fire was moving toward the Hood River Vineyards winery. And in the ten minutes or so it took them to get there, the whole thing was up in flames.
Trammell says it was windy and the grass is dry, fueling the fire.
“Our summers are getting drier and longer,” he said.
The roof of the winery collapsed and firefighters from several agencies spent about five hours putting out the fire in the brush and the building.
“Had we lost the fire, it would have burned all the way toward the city of Hood River, it would have been a pretty large fire,” Trammell said.