LA PINE, OR -- A La Pine duplex suffered significant damage in a Saturday fire. Crews arrived on Heath Drive, just after 3 p.m. and found heavy smoke pouring from one unit. No one was home at the time. Neighbors were able to let out the dogs; but a cat died, despite firefighter efforts at feline CPR.
The cause of the fire is under investigation; it’s believed to have started at or near the kitchen stove. The first floor was a total loss and the upstairs sustained heavy damage. The Red Cross is helping the four adults and pets displaced by the fire.