Deputy spots residential fire while on patrol

(Jefferson County) Firefighters received some help from a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy in putting out a deck fire on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Hillsboro Fire Protection District Chief Brian Gaudet, a deputy was patrolling the area of the 11300 block of State Route 21 when they noticed black smoke coming from behind the residence.

We asked Gaudet if there was anyone inside the home at the time of the fire.

The fire was ruled unintentional; however, was reportedly caused by juveniles playing with lighters.