Vandals’ fireworks damage parking plaza elevator
Mar 16,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

Vandals set off fireworks in an elevator of the Centennial Parking Plaza in downtown Bend this morning, causing only minor fire damage to the floor but requiring the time and efforts of a half-dozen firefighters, officials reported.


Centennial Parking Plaza, 61 NW Oregon Ave. 

One engine company and six firefighters with the Bend Fire Department responded to an alarm from the City-owned parking structure at 61 NW Oregon Avenue about 7:49 a.m., said Fire Inspector Dan Derlacki.  When they arrived, the fire was out and only remnants of what appeared to be fireworks were found in one of the elevators.

Derlacki estimates $50 in damage to the elevator flooring, and asks anyone who may have information about the vandalism to contact either the Bend Police Department at 541.322.2690 or the City of Bend Downtown Manager at 541.388.5505.