Firefighters stop 4 brushfires by Hwy. 97 S of Bend

Four small brushfires broke out within minutes of each other on the east side of Highway 97 south of Bend late Tuesday afternoon, sending police and fire crews scrambling to get them out; investigators say a catalytic converter fell out of a vehicle's exhaust, apparently sparking the blazes.


Photo album: Sisters' Ski Inn hit hard by tree

POSTED: 3:20 PM PST December 24, 2013    UPDATED: 12:03 AM PST December 2, 2013 
Tall Ponderosa pine topples onto popular restaurant

One of Sisters' many tall Ponderosa pine trees met its match in Sunday's windstorm, which brought it crashing through the popular Sisters restaurant -- fortunately with no apparent serious injuries. Here are the many viewer photos shared of the scene and other wind damage; feel free to share yours at

Ski Inn Sisters tree Amanda Jacques-Moore
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Amanda Jacques-Moore

'Very sad!' Amanda Jacques-Moore said of the destruction wrought when a tall Ponderosa tree fell into the Ski Inn Restaurant in downtown Sisters


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