REDMOND, OR -- Redmond firefighters appeared to be at the right place at the right time, Thursday evening, when they discovered a house fire. Crews were cleaning up a car fire in the Desert Terrace Mobile Estates on South Highway 97 when they noticed a column of smoke from deeper in the park.
They headed to the scene at about 6:20 p.m., just as witnesses called 911 to report a structure fire. Heavy fire surrounded the home, and crews worked to prevent further spread to the inside.
A man and two children escaped unharmed, but the fire left about $20,000 in damage. Investigators determined the blaze was caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials into barkdust.