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Black Butte Ranch home damaged in fire

Homeowners in the Glaze Meadow area of Black Butte Ranch escaped injury when their home caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 21.

According to the Black Butte Ranch Fire District the owners, who are not full-time residents, heard a strange noise, realized the house was on fire, and called 911. Fire personnel responded at 3:28 a.m.

First-arriving units found a medium-size two-story home on fire on the back deck, exterior walls and within the attic space of the garage.

Fire crews performed a quick offensive fire attack to prevent further spread and allow them to extinguish the blaze in the attic space. Damages are estimated at approximately $100,000. The fire was classified as accidental and the cause was electrical in nature, BBR Fire reports. The exact failure point is still under investigation.

Black Butte Ranch Fire District responded with three emergency vehicles, four additional units from Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, and one unit from Cloverdale Fire District, with a total of 22 personnel. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to the scene.

Fire Chief Dan Tucker said, “The quick response as well as the continued efforts that Sisters-Camp Sherman, Cloverdale, and Black Butte Ranch fire districts have made towards enhancing interagency coordination between the agencies was essential to a safe outcome on this fire.”


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