REDMOND, OR -- High temperatures, low humidity and wind fueled a fire that destroyed a Redmond home, Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to Northwest Rimrock Lane at about 3 p.m. Other regional resources also responded, as flames spread quickly into nearby brush and sent smoke towering above the neighborhood.
Three people home at the time the fire started got out safely and neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution. The house and its contents were a total loss; several out buildings and some equipment stored at the site were also damaged.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and the Red cross is assisting the family.