BEND, OR -- Bend Fire investigators say an unattended candle led to a small fire at a house on the south end of Bend, Monday afternoon. The resident apparently left the second-story room for a moment, and wind blew the blinds into the candle. She heard the smoke alarm, grabbed her child and evacuated the home.
Neighbors used a garden hose to extinguish the flames and by the time crews arrived, the fire was out. Firefighters checked the building and removed the smoke.
They say working smoke detectors were a significant factor in keeping everyone safe.