Crook County Fire and Rescue recognizes the occupant's young daughter for calling 911 and providing information to responders

PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE - Crook County Fire and Rescue crews fight a house fire in Powell Butte Sunday morning.

No one was injured in a single-family house fire Sunday morning in Powell Butte, but more than half of the house was destroyed.

On Sunday, Nov. 26 at approximately 9:40 a.m., Crook County Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a possible structure fire on Southwest Wahkiakum Street in Powell Butte, reported CCFR Battalion Chief — Fire Marshall Russ Deboodt.

Arriving crews found a working structure fire that had started on the exterior of the home and had made its way into the attic.

"They extinguished the fire of which they kept to about half the house," Deboodt said, adding that the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Crews were quickly able to extinguish the fire, keeping the fire from destroying the entire home. The home was occupied at the time of the fire, and the occupants were notified of the fire by working smoke alarms in the home. All occupants were able to exit the structure without injury.

Fire crews from Crook County Fire and Rescue's main station and Powell Butte station responded to the fire, along with a mutual aid engine from Redmond Fire. In total, three structure engines, one water tender, an ambulance and a command vehicle responded to the fire, with a total of 13 firefighters.

"Crook County Fire and Rescue would like to recognize the occupant's young daughter for calling 911 and providing accurate information for responding units," Deboodt said. "It is an important reminder to talk to all members of the household about fire safety, knowing your address, and remaining calm while providing information to responding crews."

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