LA PINE, OR -- Several buildings were significantly damaged by a Sunday night fire. According to La Pine Fire, 18 firefighters responded to the blaze on Leona Lane, just before 11 p.m. They found a 12x30' shed that had been converted into living space fully involved. A 40x30' residential structure about eight feet away from the shed was about 50% involved, and a detached garage converted to a living space and barn were also nearby.
Firefighters were able to stop the fire's progress in the home, contain the shed fire and protect the multiple other buildings, as well as prevent a wildland fire. During the effort, firefighters rescued a dog from inside the home and provided care and oxygen until it could be taken to an emergency vet. It later died of smoke inhalation.
The five people living at the property say the fire began with a candle in the shed. Four adults and a child are receiving help from the Red Cross.