BEND, OR -- Bend Fire is investigating a brush fire near downtown that put at least one nearby building at risk; officials say it was likely human caused. Flames were spotted on a rock ledge above NW Wall, just south of Revere, at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Fire crews stopped the blaze before it could reach a storage facility 10 feet away, holding the fire at about 1,000-square feet.
Tuesday night, firefighters caught a blaze before it destroyed a home in Deschutes River Woods. Crews responded to Navajo Road, just after 9 p.m., after a neighbor called 911 and reported smoke alarms were sounding inside the two-story house. Arriving crews found combustible material placed on the stove was responsible for the small blaze, which caused about $5,250 in damage.