BEND, OR -- A Deschutes River Woods home was heavily damaged by an early morning fire. Bend Fire Crews responded to Cinder Butte Road, at about 2:30 Friday morning and found flames coming from the back of the house.
Everyone had safely evacuated by the time firefighters arrive. They told investigators ashes from the fireplace were put on the back deck, in a metal bucket, several days ago. They thought they were cool enough and moved them to a trash can, yesterday. While Bend Fire officials say the fire is under investigation, they expect the ashes caused the blaze.
Damage is estimated at around $200,000.