REDMOND, OR -- A southwest Redmond family awoke to the smell of smoke in their home, early Monday morning, and firefighters say they were very lucky to escape unharmed, as there were no working smoke alarms.
Fire crews arrived at the house on Southwest Parkway Drive about 2:30 a.m. and discovered a small fire in the attic. They believe it started when the chimney got so hot it ignited a mattress and cardboard leaning against the exposed brick. Firefighters removed the burning material, ventilated the home and installed a smoke detector before they left.
The family of four and their dog was able to return home after the fire was extinguished.