BEND, OR -- Bend firefighters responded to a duplex fire, Friday afternoon, impacting both units of a duplex on Elizabeth Lane. Arriving crews discovered flames extending up the side of the building and into the eaves adn attic space. No one was home at the time and two cats in a second-floor bedroom survived.
Investigators believe the fire was caused by heat from an in-wall electric heater, which ignited thermal insulation and sheet rock. The fire then burned through outdoor siding and up into the seconf floor, breaking a bedroom window. It caused about $100,000 in damage.