BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A fireplace that broken the outside of a Northeast Third Avenue enterprise early Saturday morning has been decided to be deliberately set, Bend investigators mentioned, the second obvious arson blaze within the space in current days. Police had no fast data concerning any connection between the fires.
Bend Fireplace & Rescue crews had been dispatched shortly earlier than 2:30 a.m. Saturday to the reported construction hearth close to Third Avenue and Greenwood Avenue, Deputy Fireplace Marshal Cindy Kettering mentioned.
The primary items to reach discovered a hearth at Spiked Wi-fi, 1036 NE Third Avenue, she mentioned. It was burning on the constructing’s exterior and was shortly knocked down.
Crews checked the inside and attic areas for any extension, however discovered the fireplace didn’t get inside. It charred one window body, Kettering mentioned, however there was no smoke or water harm to the inside.
The fireplace broken the constructing’s pure fuel meter and electrical strains, which had been secured by Cascade Pure Fuel and Pacific Energy,
Injury to the construction and contents was estimated at $25,000.
Investigators decided the fireplace was deliberately prompted, Kettering mentioned. Bend Police and Bend Fireplace are persevering with their investigation, and anybody with data was requested to contact Bend Police at 541-693-6911.
Lower than a mile away, a fire Tuesday morning closely broken a house within the 500 block of Northeast Olney Avenue that had been listed on the market, and that blaze additionally was decided to be deliberately prompted. Officers mentioned nobody was dwelling on the time of that fireplace, and requested the general public for any data that would help investigators.
Whereas there was no preliminary indication of a connection between the fires, Kettering concluded Saturday’s information launch by saying: “Property house owners, this can be a good time to try your property and take steps to enhance security and safety. Including lighting, securing trash and recycling bins away from the constructing, and eradicating dry and lifeless vegetation round your property are all nice steps to take to assist enhance the security of your house and enterprise. Discover extra data on a wide range of safety-related subjects at https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/departments/fire-rescue/education-safety-tips.“