Firefighters respond to 2 brush fires


July 12, 2023

Scott Swanson

Firefighters spray water on a brush fire on the Old Mill Property on July 5.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, with the Oregon Department of Forestry, responded to two brush fires on Wednesday, July 5. Both fires were human-caused and thought to be unintentional, according to a district press release, which also stated that the fires were "quickly brought under control."

The first fire, at the "Old Mill Property" at 1450 24th Ave., was called in at 2:15 p.m. It was in a section of extremely heavy brush. District personnel said it appeared to have started at an abandoned camp, possibly as the result of a smoldering campfire.

The second fire occurred at 2901...

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