BEND, OR -- Firefighters responded to a brush fire Tuesday evening, along the northbound lane of the Bend Parkway. Crews from Bend Fire & Rescue and the Department of Forestry were dispatched to the area just south of the Empire exit at 5:25 p.m.
The fire was quickly knocked down, held at about a third of an acre. Investigators believe the fire started in vegetation between the railroad tracks and the highway. Units first on scene saw fire grow rapidly and advance to the south by 10 mile per hour winds. It was human caused and remains under investigation.
Photo courtesy Bend Fire & Rescue