2-acre brush fire burns in NE Redmond

Redmond brush fire 8-1-23

Redmond firefighters had to put out a 2-acre brush fire on the northeast corner of the city Tuesday night.

Redmond Fire and Rescue said it was alerted to the fire at about 8:30 p.m. near NE 17th Street and NE Hemlock Avenue. Callers to 911 reported the fire was moving south.

Firefighters found grass and juniper on fire with flames slowly moving southeast, Redmond Fire said. They were able to quickly get a handle on it and stop the fire from spreading.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Redmond Fire said.

Bend, Cloverdale, Crooked River Ranch and BLM fire departments assisted, as did Redmond Police and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.


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