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Antique Vehicles Destroyed In Weekend Fire


BEND, OR -- Firefighters responded to a blaze in the Cimarron City subdivision, northeast of the Bend Airport, Saturday afternoon, and discovered a detached garage fully involved.


The two-car garage on Lariat was a total loss, as were numerous restored antique motorcycles and other rarities that had been stored inside. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. 


UPDATE: Following an investigation by the Bend Fire Department, officials say the exact cause of the blaze could not be determined. Investigators say the fire started near a workspace and quickly spread throughout the garage, causing extensive damage. The amount of plastics, foam, paper, auto and bike parts, solvents, equipment and vehicles, as well as numerous combustibles stored in the rafters contributed to the rapid spread fo the fire and heat throughout the enclosed space. 

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