Firefighters from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District doused a brush fire at 16305 Riata Ct. east of Sisters on Friday morning, July 17. The blaze was uncomfortably close to homes in the area.

The fire was sparked when a tree fell on a power line, and the downed line ignited flammable vegetation. The fire burned approximately one-quarter of an acre of brush and logs. According to fire officials, the fire was quickly contained, but full extinguishment took several hours due to the quantity of logs and large debris on the property.

The Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service and Central Electric Cooperative also responded to the incident.

“We were fortunate that the fire occurred in the morning and the winds were calm,” said Fire Chief Roger Johnson.

The area where the fire occurred is mixed trees, brush and residential structures.

The incident caused a momentary power outage in some parts of Sisters.