BEND, OR -- A home on the east side of Bend was nearly destroyed by fire, Monday afternoon. Firefighters responded to Northeast Hope Drive, near 27th and Wells Acres, just after 3:30 p.m. They found smoke and flames coming from the back of the house.
Crews contained the blaze before it spread to the garage, but the home’s interior suffered extensive damage, totaling $375,000. Smoke alarms alerted the family and they safely evacuated. They have renters insurance and are receiving help from neighbors and the Red Cross.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.