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Fire destroys travel trailer, car off Hwy. 126 east of Redmond

East Highway 126 Redmond Fire and Rescue 830
Redmond Fire & Rescue
RV, car, debris piles burned in fire off Hwy. 126 east of Redmond Sunday afternoon.

Spreads to 3/4 acre before crews get it stopped

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A small travel trailer, car and two debris piles burned Sunday afternoon in a fire off Highway 126 east of Redmond, but a passing wildfire crew spotted the blaze and began building a line around it to keep it from spreading, officials said.

The fire was reported around 2 p.m. off the highway and East Antler Avenue, near the former site of the Redmond Rod and Gun Club, Redmond Fire Battalion Chief Ron Hawkins said.

Crews arrived to find the travel trailer mostly consumed and the car fully involved, as well as two large debris piles that had several propane tanks in them.

The fire had spread to surrounding trees, grass and brush, Hawkins said. But before Redmond crews arrived, a wildland fire crew from out of the area spotted the fire was traveling through and began constructing a fire line, Hawkins said.

Crews from Crook County Fire, along with BLM and Forest Service crews from Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch, helped put out the fire, which burned about ¾ of an acre, the fire official said. Due to the location and high risk, COID also sent an air attack plane to assist in the effort.

The cause of the fire, which caused losses totaling about $3,000, was not known, Hawkins said. There were no injuries.

Barney Lerten

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  1. All that area is owned by the airport, so these bums were trespassing on private property? I wonder what types of citations were issued, arson, criminal trespass, littering??

    1. Remember the rich white guy from Portland that lit tens of thousands of acres of the reservation on fire, burning homes, barns, corrals, winter feed/range?

      They don’t care, man

  2. With all the homeless spread out east of Redmond all the way to the canal between Redmond & Powell Butte, its only a matter of time before there’s a out of control horrible fire. Something really needs to be done to get them out of that area before there’s a disaster

  3. Could have been far worse.
    $3000 for the trailer, contents and car???
    Maybe high…but sadly it was likely everything to someone.
    Even poor as dirt one cannot live like animals. Empty propane tanks and stewn garbage in piles isn’t poverty, it is something else indeed.

  4. Not known? LOL……..
    Why is the obvious always so hard to understand?
    How many homeless/transient fires does this make so far this year? Someone’s gotta be keeping count……

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