BEND, OR -- Bend Fire and Rescue says crews were busy Saturday morning with multiple calls at almost the same time. Just after 8 a.m., several people reported smoke coming from Fagan’s Tree Service on SE Second, near the Parkway. Firefighters discovered fire from a two-story-tall pile of bark and mulch, threatening trees and at least one building. They knocked it down quickly with help from a Forest Service engine and water tender from a neighboring USFS facility. The property owner then used heavy equipment and hoselines to finish putting the fire out.
Just before 9 a.m., Bend Fire & Rescue responded to a home on NE Wells Acres. They found flames coming from a deck attached to the three-story house, spreading to walls. They traced the fire's origin to the deck, the exact cause could not be determined. The fire caused about $100,000 in damage and the two people who live there are getting help from the Red Cross. Firefighters also discovered many of the smoke alarms i the home had been taken down and the batteries removed.
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