Dog alerts owner to fire at CRR
Thanks to his dog, the owner of a manufactured home at Crooked River Ranch was awakened and able to escape a late night fire that consumed the residence. However, the dog was not able to get out and died in the fire.
According to Sean Hartley, CRR Fire and Rescue assistant chief, the fire department was called to the triple-wide manufactured home, owned and occupied by Leland Moore Jr., at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 12.
"First arriving fire units found heavy fire coming from the manufactured home and spreading to the wildland urban interface," said Hartley, adding that the homeowner, who was uninjured, was safely out of his home at that time.
"Crews began attacking both the structure fire and wildland fire," he continued. "The wildland fire was quickly brought under control and mopped up. Crews remained on the scene well into the afternoon the following day, mopping up and overhauling the structure fire."
Because the roof of the home had collapsed, making it unsafe for firefighters to enter, Hartley said that it was difficult to overhaul the fire.
"A man lift was brought in Monday morning (Aug. 13), to allow firefighters to access the roof and extinguish the remaining fire."
CRR Fire and Rescue responded with 12 career personnel, 13 volunteers, four engines, four water tenders, one medic and one support vehicle, with mutual aid from Redmond Fire and Rescue, the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, the Cloverdale Fire District, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
The manufactured home and its contents, located at 9207 SW Shad Road, were a total loss. The value of the residence was estimated at $110,000, but no estimate was available for the contents.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.