PHOTOS: Firefighters for Eugene-Springfield and Nearby Residents Respond to Skinner Butte Blaze Allegedly Started by Woman

On Sept. 12, a woman allegedly set fire to the side of Skinner Butte with a butane torch. Both nearby residents and the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department responded swiftly and the blaze was quickly extinguished.

Two firefighters in bright yellow jackets stand in the middle of black, smoldering earth. One of them is using a high-intensity hose
Two firefighters with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department respond to a fire on Skinner Butte that was allegedly set by a woman on September 12, 2022. [Robert Scherle // Double Sided Media]
A lone fireighter walks the fine line between untouched, light tan brush and black, burnt earth.
A firefighter with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department walks the perimeter of scorched earth on the side of Skinner Butte after a woman allegedly set it ablaze on September 12, 2022. [Robert Scherle // Double Sided Media]
A photograph of two individuals and their dog on a leash. One of them is holding a red garden hose and spraying water across the street, out of camera view.
Local residents do what they can with the tools available to keep the ground moist in the case a fire that a woman allegedly set on the side of Skinner Butte, on September 12, 2022, spread. [Robert Scherle // Double Sided Media]
A photograph of two individuals. One of them is holding a red garden hose and spraying water across the street, out of camera view.
Local residents do what they can with the tools available to keep the ground moist in the case a fire that a woman allegedly set on the side of Skinner Butte, on September 12, 2022, spread. [Robert Scherle // Double Sided Media]
Looking through green and orange foliage from a distance, a firefighter can be seen in a bright yellow jacket and red helmet using a hose to water-down stairs. There is smoldering, black ground around them.
A firefighter with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department hoses down the steps that ascend up Skinner Butte after a woman allegedly set the side of the butte ablaze on September 12, 2022. [Robert Scherle // Double Sided Media]
Two firefighters in bright yellow jackets stand in the middle of black, smoldering earth. One of them is using a high-intensity hose
Two firefighters with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department respond to a fire on Skinner Butte that was allegedly set by a woman on September 12, 2022. [Robert Scherle // Double Sided Media]

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