BEND, OR -- A Tumalo-area barn and several heirlooms, vehicles and pieces of equipment were destroyed in a fire that shut down Old Bend Redmond Highway, Thursday. Bend Fire responded at about 4:30 p.m. and found the barn well-involved. A Forest Service plane and Department of Forestry engine patrolled for spot fires. The blaze left about $100,000 in damage and its cause is under investigation.
Earlier in the day, a Cloverdale home was lost to a blaze that also sparked a small brush fire. That fire appears to have started in the garage; it caused $400,000 in damage and is also under investigation. The Red Cross is helping the family displaced by that fire.