Crews stop brushfire threatening Squaw Creek Canyon homes

Caught at 1/3 of an acre

SISTERS, Ore. - Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District crews responded swiftly early Sunday morning for a reported house fire that turned out to be a small brushfire threatening homes north of the Squaw Creek Canyon Estates area.

A neighbor called 911 at 3:34 a.m. after her husband noticed the fire. First units were on scene by 3:50 a.m. and quickly discovered brush and a snag tree on fire at the residence, said fire district Public Information Officer Julie Spoor.

The homeowner was evacuated and the fire was quickly knocked down and kept to around 1/3 of an acre, Spoor said.

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District responded with 11 firefighters and eight emergency vehicles.

Additional units from Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch Fire Districts brought an additional four firefighters. Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service also assisted at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Spoor said.

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