Saturday afternoon a quick moving fire prompted the evacuation of 3 mobile home parks on the north end of Bend.
Central Oregon Daily reports the fire quickly grew, prompting mutual aid resources from neighboring fire departments, several strike teams, and air resources, Battalion Chief Trish Connolly said. The fire, fueled by dry conditions, scorching hot temperatures, and gusty winds, prompted a Level 3 “GO NOW” evacuation notice for all residences north of Cooley Road and east of Highway 97 on Saturday afternoon. Black plumes of smoke could be seen for miles – and for hours as two dozen cars in the salvage yard burned long into the night. Two outbuildings were destroyed and the auto salvage yard has heavy fire damage, Connolly said. After investigation the cause of the fire was determined to be hot engine/exhaust of Class A motorhome in contact with grass and brush. A total of 39 acres burned. To see the Central Oregon Daily report go here..https://centraloregondaily.com/fire-north-of-bend-prompts-level-3-evacuation-notice/