Smoldering cigarettes is the cause for a fire on the deck of a home on southeast Douglas Street in Bend Thursday morning. When Bend Fire arrives at the single story residence, they found the deck full engulfed and spreading to the house. The fire crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to the rest of the house.
Homeowners Fred and Wilma Mayer say the smouldering cigarette butts were left in a planter from painting crews working on the house. The home was vacant at the time. Bend Fire wants to remind everyone to dispose of your smoking materials in a noncombustible container.