August 30, 2017

No "significant" human injuries, but dog dies, in early Wednesday house fire in Redmond

From Redmond Police:

Redmond Police


News Release from Redmond Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2017 7:15 AM

Redmond, OR -- Shortly after
 3:00 AM, Redmond Police Department Officers and Redmond Fire & Rescue Firefighters responded to 702 NW Maple Ave after receiving a 911 call of a house fire. The house was occupied at the time, and all of the occupants evacuated on their own, with no significant injuries sustained. Redmond Fire & Rescue put out the fire and left the scene at approximately 5:30 AM. Redmond Fire has since returned to the location to continue mopping up the scene. 
At this time, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. It is too early to determine the cause of the fire. Redmond Police will work closely with fire investigators to determine if any crime has been committed.

There will be no further information shared until a cause of the fire can be determined.
From Redmond Fire and Rescue:
Type of incident: Structure Fire
Address of incident: 702 NW Maple Ave., Redmond Oregon
Incident date: 8/30/2017​​ Alarm Time: 03:11
Description of occupancy: Single Family Residence
Owner, occupant: Owner – SMALL PROPERTIES LLC, Art Willett.
Circumstances found on arrival, actions taken: On arrival found a one-story wood framed single family residence with smoke and fire extending through the roof and threating a structure to the South. The occupants of the structure had safely evacuated the building prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. A power line was down and arcing in the rear of the structure. Units on scene protected exposures then extinguished and overhauled the fire. Utilities were disconnected and an investigation into the cause of the fire was started.
Injuries, rescues and other information of interest: One civilian self-transported to hospital for smoke inhalation and one dog died in the fire.
Responding Apparatus: 3 - Engines, 0 – Tenders, 0 - Trucks, 2 - Medics, 1 – Support
Responding Personnel: 11 – Career, 0 – Volunteers
Mutual aid assistance by: Redmond Police, OSP and Pacific Power & Light
Estimated loss of building and contents: $200,000
Probable fire cause: Under investigation.

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