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Firefighters respond to suspected fireworks-caused fire on Deerhorn Road

Downriver residents say they came close to having another big fire last Wednesday when it appeared someone tossed fireworks from their car near Milepost 4 of Deerhorn Road and started a brush fire. Fortunately, it was noticed by a passerby who alerted neighbors that included a volunteer officer of the department who was able to call it in. Luckily people living there had basic equipment and were able to attack the fire was a 20’ x 20’ fire until McKenzie Fire & Rescue arrived. 8 trucks and 18 personnel responded, with several others remaining on standby in Leaburg. (Crews on standby are available as backup resources or if additional emergency calls are received.)

McKenzie Fire Chief Bucich said he was thankful for those who worked together for the initial attack, adding that they were able to manage the incident until crews arrived. Once extinguished, the scene was turned over to the Oregon Department of Forestry.


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