REDMOND, OR -- More than a dozen residents were evacuated from a Redmond assisted living facility, early Tuesday morning, due to a fire. Redmond Fire crews responded to The Heights just before 1 a.m. and found a first floor hall filled with smoke.
The Fire Marshal credits working smoke detectors and a sprinkler system for containing the fire to a mechanical room. Investigators determined the cause to be combustible items stored too close to natural gas water heaters.
Seven first floor residents remain at a neighboring nursing home until repairs are made.