December 7, 2016

Crooked River Ranch suffers second building fire in 12 hours

From Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue:

Fire Significantly Damages Garage in Crooked River Ranch
Second Structure Fire in 12-hours

Crooked River Ranch, OR – A late night fire significantly destroyed a Crooked River Ranch garage Tuesday night but the nearby home was saved. The homeowner, Sue Miller, saw a glow through her bedroom window and upon looking outside saw their chicken coop and garage on fire. She and her daughter were able to move several vehicles away from the burning garage to safety after calling 911.

Firefighters received the call at 11:27 p.m. of a structure fire at 15240 SW Quail Road. They arrived to find a fully involved detached garage with fire threatening the nearby home. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to the home however the garage and its contents were a total loss. It took firefighters over an hour to bring the fire under control and they remained on scene overnight mopping up.

At this time the cause of the fire is undetermined pending further investigation. The damage to the building and contents is estimated at $100,000.

Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue was assisted at the scene by Redmond Fire & Rescue, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Release on earlier fire from Tuesday:

Fire Damages Home in Crooked River Ranch
Combustibles too near a portable heater cause fire

Crooked River Ranch, OR – A fire damaged a Crooked River Ranch home Tuesday afternoon. A resident smelled smoke and when they went to investigate found a bedroom on fire. The resident likely slowed the spread of the fire to the rest of the home by closing the bedroom door before evacuating the home and calling 9-1-1.

Firefighters received the call at 1:43 p.m. of a structure fire at 9527 SW Geneva View Road. They arrived to find smoke coming from the front door and a side window of the home. Crews confirmed that the only resident home at the time of the fire had safely evacuated and was uninjured. The fire was located and confined to the bedroom however there was smoke damage to the rest of the home. Firefighters had the fire under control within 30 minutes.

At the time of the fire there were working smoke alarms in the home. The cause of the fire was determined to be a portable heater that was too close to a bed.

“It’s important to remember that space heaters can easily ignite combustibles,” explained Fire Chief Harry Ward. “Homeowners should follow the manufacturer’s directions on how far to place heaters from combustible materials.”

Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Fire & Rescue, and Cloverdale Fire District.

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