SISTERS, OR -- A neighbor burning yard debris is blamed for a small grass fire near Sisters, Tuesday evening. The property owner reported they’d extinguished the debris burn earlier in the day. But Shift Commander Jeremy Ast said, “Clearance around the property owner’s burn pile was an issue, and the fire rekindled with increasing afternoon temperatures and wind from the pile, which had been left smoldering.” At about 6:35 p.m., 17 firefighters and four emergency vehicles responded, holding the brush fire to about an eighth of an acre.
Ast reminds residents to clear the area of combustible material around your burn pile for at least ten feet in all directions, and make sure your fire is completely extinguished.
Outdoor yard debris burn season ends at sunset next Wednesday.