Working smoke detectors alerted the sleeping occupant of a house NE of Prineville and she was able to quickly exit the home and call 911. When fire crews arrived two cats were rescued from the house. The cats suffered smoke inhalation but were resuscitated by firefighters on scene.
Crook County Fire and Rescue was dispatched for a possible house fire at a residence NE of Prineville at 11:23pm on November 19th. The occupant of the home awoke to smoke detectors sounding and quickly exited the house. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the home and a fire burning in the crawl space underneath the home. Nine firefighters worked for over an hour to bring the fire under control. Access to the fire in the crawl space made firefighting difficult. The fire caused extensive damage to the home. No human injuries were reported. The two cats appear to be ok. The cause of the fire was a forced air heating unit.