Smoky fire damages Terrebonne home

Cause under investigation

TERREBONNE, Ore. - A neighbor spotted smoke coming from the crawl space of a Terrebonne home Monday evening and called 911, bringing firefighters to put out a blaze that caused an estimated $75,000 damage, officials said.

The fire at 1580 NW Newell Avenue was reported just after 5 p.m., said Redmond Fire Marshal Traci Cooper. The home was full of smoke when crews arrived, so they used thermal imaging cameras to locate the fire.

Once found, the fire was quickly put out, Cooper said, with most damage confine to the crawl space under the home and kitchen.

Residents were not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. Damage was estimated at $60,000 to the structure and another $15,000 to the contents.

Nearly a dozen firefighters were assisted by a half-dozen volunteers, with mutual-aid assistance from the Crooked River Ranch and Bend fire departments and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.

It was a busy day for Redmond firefighters, who were called out around 9:20 a.m. to a fire at 4623 Butler Avenue that Cooper said was found to have started when hot ashes burned through a container, then the floor of a home.

And around 7:45 a.m., crews were called to a fire at 2554 NW Eighth Street. Cooper said that was a microwave fire that burned into the cabinet and wall.

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