LA PINE, OR -- A La Pine family safely escaped from a house fire late last night, but lost two pets in the blaze. Fire officials say Tina Blake noticed the ceiling near a wood-stove pipe on fire and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher. When her attempts were unsuccessful, she and three children evacuated and called 9-1-1.
La Pine fire crews responded to the double-wide manufactured home on Burgess road just after 11:30 p-m. They got the blaze under control within 20 minutes, but say the house sustained heavy damage.
According to La Pine Fire officials, the manufactured home had just been placed on the property to replace a home destroyed by fire in April 2012. There were no injuries in last night's blaze, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Red Cross and nearby family are assisting the displaced family.