BEND, OR -- Eleven adults and three children were impacted by two separate Central Oregon fires, over the weekend.
A Sunday afternoon fire destroyed a southeast Bend home, along with a boat and car. Firefighters responded to Southeast Ventura Place just before 5 p.m. after the residents discovered smoke coming into the house from the garage. Due to heavy fire and a downed live power line, crews were forced into a defensive strategy. There were no injuries and the Red Cross is helping the five adults and one child displaced by the blaze.
And, Saturday afternoon, a shop northeast of Redmond went up in flames, damaging a nearby home and scorching a quarter acre of brush. A passerby first noticed the fire on Northeast O'Neil Way just after 4 p.m. and awoke the people napping inside the home. The Red Cross is helping the family of six adults and two kids with immediate basic needs, like temporary housing food and clothing.
Both fires remain under investigation.