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Media Information Release: Cinder Drive Brush Fire

Media Information Release

Type of incident: Brush Fire

Address of incident: 12600 Block of SW Cinder Drive, Crooked River Ranch, OR

May contain: truck, transportation, vehicle, nature, mountain, and outdoors

Incident date: 7/19/2022 Alarm Time: 3:21 PM

May contain: wood, person, and human

Circumstances found on arrival, actions taken: Upon arrival a fire was found burning in grass, brush, and Juniper trees. The fire threatened several residences in the area of SW Cinder Drive and SW Peninsula Drive and was spreading to several stacks of lumber and a horse trailer on one property in the 12600 block of SW Cinder Drive. Fire crews began extinguishing the fire around the lumber and horse trailer. As more fire resources arrived on-scene they began containing the fire using progressive hose lays. The fire was contained at approximately 3:51 PM and crews remained on-scene mopping up and building a fireline around the fire until approximately 5:47 PM.

Injuries, rescues and other information of interest: 9-1-1 received multiple calls reporting smoke and a possible brush fire in the 13400 block of SW Peninsula Drive which is directly to the east of where the fire was located. No structures were damaged by the fire. The horse trailer sustained heat damage from the fire. There were two properties that sustained wildfire damage in the 12600 block of SW Cinder Drive. No one was at either home when the fires were reported. One homeowner returned home while firefighting efforts were underway. The other property owner was out of the area and notified by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office of the incident. The fire was contained at ⅓ of an acre despite erratic winds and hot conditions.

Responding Apparatus:  6 - Engines, 1 – Tenders, 0 - Trucks, 1 - Medics, 1 – Support

Responding Personnel:  10 – Career, 7 – Volunteers

Mutual aid assistance by: Redmond Fire & Rescue, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Estimated loss of building and/or contents: The property damage estimate not available at this time.

Probable fire cause: The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Public relations/safety message: While no evacuations were issued for this fire, we recommend everyone sign up for emergency alerts for the county they live in. In Crooked River Ranch we encourage residents to sign up for both Frontier Regional Alerts and Deschutes Alerts. Information on how to sign up can be found at