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Weed Burning Causes Fire in Terrebonne (Photo) - 07/04/24

Released By: Lieutenant Jayson Janes

Release Date: July 4, 2024

Location: 5000 block of 10th Street, Terrebonne

Arrested: Clinton Decker, 57 year old male, Terrebonne

Narrative:

On July 4, 2024, at approximately 2:05 pm the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a reported fire in the 5000 block of 10th St. in Terrebonne. Upon arrival deputies observed a large tree and grass on fire near the residence. Deputies contacted and advised nearby neighbors of possible evacuations due to the fire. 

Redmond Fire quickly responded and contained the fire. The fire caused damage to the exterior of the house and deck and burned approximately one and a half acres including a neighboring field. While deputies were on scene, they were advised by Redmond Fire personnel that they had contacted Clinton Decker earlier in the day due to him burning weeds. Although Decker discontinued burning, the grass later re-ignited causing the uncontrolled burn. 

Decker was issued a citation in lieu of custody for Reckless Burning. The Redmond Fire Department is still on scene extinguishing the fire. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind residents that debris burns are banned and prohibited as of June 1st. Debris burning is described as: burning with burn barrels, weed burners, field, ditch, and open pile burning. It is always recommended to consult with the fire station in your jurisdiction when considering burning. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 263 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 178 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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