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SW Redmond Brush Fire Quickly Extinguished

REDMOND, OR -- Officials say a Sunday evening brush fire may have been caused by someone throwing burning materials from a vehicle. The fire was reported near SW 61st and Young Ave., south of Redmond, just after 6 p.m.

First arriving crews found about a quarter-acre brush fire slowly burning on to private property. 

Witnesses told Redmond Fire & Rescue a southbound vehicle on 61st may have thrown something from the window that started the blaze. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and State Troopers are conducting an ongoing investigation into the person responsible. 

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