Crook County Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a grass fire on the hill behind SE Willowdale in Prineville at 4:51 pm. Engines arrived to find a fire being pushed by the wind and threatening several homes. Four engines from Crook County Fire and one water tender along with resources from Oregon Department of Forestry, BLM and Forrest Service kept the fire to 7 acres. No structures were lost and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was an illegal open burn pile that got out of control in the wind.