On November 26, 2017 at approximately 9:40 am, Crook County Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a possible structure fire on SW Wahkiakum Street, in Powell Butte. Arriving crews found a working structure fire that had started on the exterior of the home and had made its way into the attic. Fire crews from Crook County Fire and Rescue’s main station and Powell Butte station responded to the fire, along with a mutual aid engine from Redmond Fire. In total, three structure engines, one water tender, an ambulance and a command vehicle responded to the fire, with a total of 13 firefighters.
Crews were quickly able to extinguish the fire keeping the fire from destroying the entire home. The home was occupied at the time of the fire and the occupants were notified of the fire by working smoke alarms in the home. All occupants were able to exit the structure without injury. Crook County Fire and Rescue would like to recognize the occupant’s young daughter for calling 911 and providing accurate information for responding units. It is an important reminder to talk to all members of the household about fire safety, knowing your address, and remaining calm while providing information to responding crews.