Fire destroys CRR residence, vehicle
A Crooked River Ranch residence was a complete loss following a house fire Saturday, Aug. 25, just before 4 p.m.
Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched at 3:58 p.m. to the house, and arrived to find the residence at 5904 SW Fawn Drive fully involved, and the fire threatening the detached garage, vehicles, nearby wildlands, and the neighbor's shop.
Initially, firefighters believed that the residence was occupied, and the occupant was possibly trapped. However, it turned out that neighbors had already gotten the occupant out of the residence. The occupant was evaluated by paramedics and transported to St. Charles Redmond with nonlife-threatening injuries. Pets were able to escape on their own, but one cat was injured, and was being evaluated at a veterinary office.
"Crews were able to protect all exposures from fire damage, except a Jeep parked next to the residence," reported Sean Hartley, assistant chief.
"The power line to the house was damaged by fire and required Pacific Power to respond and remove it," said Hartley. "A water shuttle using water tenders was used to provide water for fighting the fire. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) crews monitored the wildland urban interface for possible spot fires; none were reported."
Fire officials were unsure whether or not there was smoke alarm activation. The occupant's family members were staying on the property in a recreational vehicle, which was not damaged in the fire. The vehicle was driven off the property.
CRR Fire and Rescue responded with 12 personnel and nine volunteers, four engines, three tenders, two medics and three support vehicles. Multiple crews stayed on the scene well into the night. The residence, valued at $125,000, its contents and the Jeep were a total loss.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Crooked River Ranch Club and Maintenance Association, Redmond Fire and Rescue, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Cloverdale Fire District, BLM, and Pacific Power all assisted at the scene.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.