A neighbor contributed greatly in halting the spread of an RV fire that broke out on Thursday, a report said.
According to authorities, the blaze destroyed a small RV and threatened to destroy three other buildings located on this property. It was part of the now-closed Petersen Rock Garden near Redmond in Deschutes County, Oregon.
Redmond firefighters were called at around 10:30 a.m. to an RV fire that was reported in block 7900 of Southwest 77th Street, Chief Josh Clark said.
The RV was discovered to have been largely consumed by a blaze that threatened three other structures. It has also been able to spread to a small amount of brush.
Clark stated that firefighters immediately put out the rest of the fire inside the RV and secured the structure. The spread of the fire to nearby brush was halted by the second crew of engines. The firefighters brought the fire under control within nine minutes, the official said.
A neighbor noticed the smoke and called 911, and went back to his house to get a tractor, which pulled a trailer equipped with a water tank and pump, the fire captain said.
The neighbor managed to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings and brush before the arrival of firefighters.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance. It was reported that the Cloverdale Fire District was sending a water tender to support but was canceled before it was delivered.