BEND, OR -- A child playing with matches is blamed for a small field fire in northeast Bend. Firefighters responded to the property on Neff Road at about 2:45 Tuesday afternoon and found about a third of an acre burning.
They say the fire moved slowly due to irrigation, and didn’t spread off the property. It was quickly extinguished by the two engines.
Officials remind everyone that hot, dry and windy weather stretch across the state, right now, and fire can spread quickly under those conditions.