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Small fire doused in Sisters last week

Quick action by citizens, law enforcement and firefighters kept a fire in Sisters Industrial Park from getting out of hand.

The fire was reported on Aylor Court off Barclay Drive in the industrial park at 5:12 p.m. on Monday, July 3.

“It was a small grass fire,” Fire Chief Roger Johnson told The Nugget. “Somebody was cutting metal on the grass. It ignited the grass and spread to the fence.”

According to Johnson, a snowplow on an adjacent property sustained some damage.

Citizens reportedly got a hose on the fire quickly, and Deputy Mike Hudson of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office had water on the fire when firefighters arrived,” Johnson said.

Johnson said the blaze is a reminder that conditions are dry and fire can catch and spread quickly.

“If there’s a takeaway from it, you shouldn’t be cutting or grinding in an open area like that at this time of year,” he said.

Cutting or grinding should be conducted over concrete floors or in a paved area.


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