Firefighters quell chimney fire


Last updated 2/13/2024 at 9:34am

Photo courtesy Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District

Firefighters from across Sisters Country responded to a structure fire northeast of town. They were able to keep a chimney fire that spread to the roof from doing more extensive damage to the structure.

Sisters firefighters knocked down a fire on the roof of a home northeast of town on Sunday.

On the morning of February 11, firefighters from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (SCSFD) responded to a report of a house fire in the 69000 block of Deer Ridge Road. The fire district reports that crews arrived to find smoke and flames from the roof of the home near the metal chimney pipe. The fire had extended to the roof structure, and was burning in a void space between the ceiling and the roof of the home.

The initial arriving engine crews from Sisters, supported by an engine from the Cloverdale Fire District, and a ladder truck from Black Butte Ranch Fire District, was able to suppress the fire and keep it from extending any further. Firefighters remained on scene to overhaul the fire and salvage property within the home.

"Our firefighters were able to arrive quickly and control the fire before it caused additional damage," said Fire Chief Roger Johnson. "A big thank you to our neighboring Districts for supporting this operation."

The home was occupied at the time of the fire. All occupants were able to evacuate the home unassisted, prior to the arrival of firefighters, the fire district reported. There were no injuries. Property damage is estimated to be between $20,000 and $30,000.

The total response included three fire engines, one ladder truck, four water tenders, and two chief officers.

The fire district recommends that all fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys, and flues be cleaned and inspected annually to ensure safe operation. Additionally, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested every six months.


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