BEND, OR -- A southeast Bend home was nearly destroyed by fire, Sunday afternoon, and fire crews say their efforts to reach the blaze were initially hampered by traffic from onlookers.
The homeowner heard an explosion around 4:30 and found a motorcycle on fire in the garage, on Southeast Piper Drive. He evacuated his pets and called 911.
Flames quickly spread, claiming five motorcycles, a camper and three vehicles. It also severely damaged the rest of the home, leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.