Central OregonEarly-morning fire destroys abandoned house NE of Madras; crews stop half-acre wildfire

Early-morning fire destroys abandoned house NE of Madras; crews stop half-acre wildfire

Early-morning fire destroys abandoned house NE of Madras; crews stop half-acre wildfire

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) – A fire destroyed a long-abandoned house northeast of Madras early Friday morning and spread to about a half-acre of grass before Jefferson County Fire and EMS crews could stop it.

Firefighters responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the reported fire at Highway 97 and Emerson Drive, about seven miles northeast of Madras, Fire Chief Jeff Blake said.

They arrived to bind the abandoned house fully involved, with flames spreading to some wildland areas, he said.

Crews were still on scene at midday, working to finish putting out the fire at the home, which Blake said had been vacant for several years and was uninsurable.

“Ownership of the property recently changed in the last couple of months,” Blake said in a news release, adding that the cause of the fire was under investigation.

The fire chief said the burning home difficult to reach, located at the end of a long, single-lane driveway without any turnouts. Large amounts of dry grass and brush were near the structure, Blake added.

Mutual-aid assistance was provided by the BLM, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Warm Springs Fire & Rescue.

The post Early-morning fire destroys abandoned house NE of Madras; crews stop half-acre wildfire appeared first on KTVZ.

KTVZ.com
KTVZ.comhttps://ktvz.com/
Central Oregon's news leader since 1977.

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO CONTENT

SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM

NEWS FROM 30+ MEDIA SOURCES

250,000+ LOYAL READERS EACH YEAR

Get unlimited access to our news content and our archive of Central Oregon stories.

Top Stories

More Articles