A woodstove ignited a blaze in a Plainview-area home last night, about ten miles north of Bend off Highway 20, completely destroying the structure and contents, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies reported.
Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters with the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection district responded to 17835 Plainview Road about 9:49 p.m., sheriff’s Sgt. Ronny Dozier and Deputy Russell Stanage wrote in a news release.
The single-family home was fully engulfed in flames when responders arrived on scene.
Two occupants of the residence were awakened from sleep to the smell of smoke and flames in the roof, the deputies said. They safely fled the home along with the family pets, a dog and several cats.
The home and its contents were a total loss, deputies reported. Although no damage estimates were readily available, Deschutes County property records indicate the 760 square-foot home owned by David and Sherry Kiesow was valued at $66,700. The home was situated on a 28-acre parcel valued at $455,320.
Dozier and Stanage reminded citizens with wood stoves to properly clean and maintain them, and to have them inspected by qualified personnel.