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BEND, OR -- Bend Fire crews were called to Trader Joe’s after a report of an afternoon brush fire yesterday. Battalion Chief Trish Connolly says the fire was in brush and trees on the southeast corner behind Trader Joe’s. She says the fire was stopped at about one-tenth of an acre. The cause was determined to be a transient smoking a cigarette which ignited the grass. Southbound traffic on Highway 97 was blocked for a time due to fire equipment in the area.

 

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