August 27, 1927: "Starting at about 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning, the blaze was fought by a crew of some 70 men from the Shevlin-Hixon Company, with forest service officials and employes assisting in the work. The blaze was trenched at 6:35 last night, despite the fact that conditions were ripe for a dangerous fire. The wind whipped fire was finally halted, through backfiring, at the summit of Sugarpine Butte, where Fred Lovenberg, Shevlin-Hixon cooperative fire spotter, is stationed. Although under trench last night, the flare from the fire could be seen a great distance, reflected from the clouds of smoke." (The Bend Bulletin)
1928: A lookout was stationed by The Shevlin-Hixon Company during the middle part of May. The company has timber holdings in that vicinity.