BBQ issue sparks Redmond-area deck fire

Crew stops blaze before major house damage

REDMOND, Ore. - A malfunction in a barbecue sparked a fire that engulfed the deck and threatened a home west of Redmond Monday morning, but firefighters were able to stop its advance before it caused major damage to the home, officials said.

Redmond firefighters responding to a reported juniper tree on fire on Southwest Indian Court got an alarm for a structure fire in the 600 block of Northwest 67th Street, said Battalion Chief Jeff Puller.

The brush engine crew diverted to the reported structure fire and arrived to find a deck engulfed in flames and starting to burn the side of the home, Puller said. They were able to quickly knock down the flames, preventing further damage to the house.

An extensive overhaul was conducted to ensure the fire was out. Puller said the fire caused an estimated $10,000 damage.

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