PAULINA, OR -- Three residential buildings are a total loss after an early morning fire in the small town of Paulina, located in the southeast corner of Crook County. By the time emergency crews arrived, one house was fully engulfed in flames, and the fire was spreading to a vacant home next door. Eventually a neighboring duplex caught fire, as well.
Several people were treated for smoke inhalation and one for minor burns from fighting the fire. Paulina is outside of the rural fire district, so crews could only treat for injuries. Residents were able to stop the fire from spreading beyond the three homes.
Central Electric Co-Op responded to restore power to the town, which was knocked out by the fire.