REDMOND, OR -- Fire destroyed two units at the Chaparral Apartments, in Redmond, Wednesday. Firefighters say it began just before 2 p.m. in a first floor apartment, but quickly spread to the second story and attic.
The 12 apartments in the building on Rimrock Ave. were evacuated by tenants, staff and law enforcement; a dozen people were relocated across the street to Redmond High while fire crews extinguished the blaze. Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The fire left about $500,000 in damage, contained primarily to the first and second floor units. Its cause is under investigation.