A Crooked River Ranch woman escaped a fire early Monday morning after one of her dogs woke her up, but the log home was destroyed.
Sean Hartley, assistant chief of Crooked River Fire & Rescue, said crews arrived at 12292 SW Lords Place around 2 a.m. to find a two-story log home engulfed and flames spreading to a neighboring fence.
Crews worked to protect the neighbor’s fence, multiple vehicles, and a shop, Hartley said.
Hartley said the only resident at home when the fire occurred was awoken by one of her three dogs.
She was able to escape the fire unharmed with her three dogs but several cats are unaccounted for, he said.
Multiple crews remained on-scene for several hours performing overhaul and mop-up.
Hartley said it’s not known if the smoke alarms in the home were working and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The American Red Cross was called to assist the displaced residents.
The home was valued at $207,560 and is considered a total loss, Hartley said.
It is recommended that: smoke alarms be tested periodically, replace batteries twice a year, install smoke alarms on every level of the home, and replace smoke alarms that are over 10 years old.