Dog alerts owner of house fire
A dog alerted its owner to a fire that destroyed a two-story log home on Lords Place in Crooked River Ranch Monday, June 7.
A Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue media release reports being called to the fire at 2:06 a.m. The first arriving unit found the home fully involved in fire with fire spreading to a neighboring fence.
A defensive fire attack was performed to protect exposures, which included the neighbor's fence, multiple vehicles and a shop. Water tenders were used to supply water for fighting the fire. Multiple crews remained on-scene for several hours performing overhaul and mop-up.
The only resident at home when the fire occurred was awakened by one of her three dogs. She was able to escape the fire unharmed with her three dogs, but several cats are unaccounted for.
It is unknown if the smoke alarms in the home were functioning properly.
The American Red Cross was called to assist the displaced residents.
The home is considered a total loss with an estimated value of $207,560. A value has not been determined at this time for the contents of the structure.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Redmond Fire and Rescue, Cloverdale Fire District, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office provided mutual aid.
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