Redmond Fire & Rescue is investigating a blaze that destroyed a home northwest of Redmond Sunday morning.
The fire was reported shortly after 10 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found flames burning through the home and a garage, according to a press release from Redmond Fire & Rescue. No one was home at the time of the fire.
Wind whipped up the flames, and dispatchers called in support from neighboring agencies: The Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District, Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue, the Oregon State Police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene, as well as Central Electric Co-op.
Firefighters remained on-scene to deal with “smoldering material,” but the home and its contents — with an estimated value of $450,000 — were a total loss, according to the press release.
— Bulletin staff report