Weed burn spreads to house
Fire destroyed a Crooked River Ranch home Friday morning, April 9.
According to a media release from Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue, the probable cause was outdoor weed burning that spread to the house.
Crews were dispatched to Southwest Buckhorn Place at 9:36 a.m. Friday. The initial arriving crew found heavy fire and smoke coming from the back side of the single-story house and began a defensive fire attack. As additional crews arrived, firefighters transitioned to an offensive attack inside the home. The fire took about 40 minutes to bring under control. Multiple crews remained on-scene for several hours, performing salvage and overhaul.
The occupants were able to self-evacuate from the residence. There were no injuries reported.
The home is considered a total loss with an estimated value of $189,000. A value has not been determined for the contents of the structure.
Redmond Fire and Rescue, Cloverdale Fire District, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office provided mutual aid.
Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue does not recommend the burning of weeds near structures or other combustible materials. If performing burning of weeds away from structures and other combustibles, ensure that the fire is extinguished completely.
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