Unoccupied motor home burns at Juniper Ridge in Bend

  • Source: KTVZ-TV NewsChannel 21
  • Published: 08/11/2019 10:41 PM

An unoccupied, possibly abandoned motor home was destroyed by a fire Sunday on the city of Bend-owned Juniper Ridge property, officials said. Firefighters responded around 11:50 a.m. to a report of black smoke showing from the 550-acre area of undeveloped land north of Cooley Road and east of Highway 97, Deputy Fire Marshal Susie Maniscalco said. Response times were slowed by difficult initial access and location of the fire, she said. Crews arrived to find the motor home engulfed in flames and put it out. Maniscalco said several nearby trees were scorched due to radiant heat, but the fire did not spread to nearby bitterbrush and juniper trees, likely due to the amount of rain in recent days and a lack of wind.


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