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Fire Interrupts Operations At Bend TV Station

BEND, OR -- A fire at KTVZ's building on OB Riley Road forced employees to evacuate Tuesday evening. Bend Fire and Rescue responded just after 7 p.m., after staff called 911 and reported smoke in the building.

Firefighters searched inside and the roof for the source of the smoke, and discovered a small fire inside an office. They put the fire out and ventilated the building. 

Damages are estimated at around $60,000. The fire's cause is under investigation. 

News programming was canceled Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. According to KTVZ, "The newsroom and studio were not impacted. Damage was confined to a single office." Station management says, "NewsChannel 21's regular newscasts will resume as soon as possible. We apologize for the interruption in our broadcast schedule."


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