REDMOND, OR -- A southwest Redmond home was heavily damaged by a Monday afternoon fire that killed several pets. Fire crews arrived at the home, near 37th and Reindeer, just after 4 p.m., and found fire and smoke pouring from a second floor window.
Police helped get residents out, along with a dog and cat; firefighters rescued a rabbit, but several ferrets and a rat succumbed to smoke inhalation. A second cat has not been found. The residents were later taken to the hospital for evaluation.
The blaze caused about $100,000 in damage; its cause remains under investigation. The Red Cross is helping the three adults displaced by the fire.