A fire investigator determined that a house fire on Saturday in the 13000 block of Northeast Parrett Mountain Road near Newberg originated in the chimney chase.
Fire quickly spread into the attic and upper floor. The homeowner tried dousing flames with a garden hose before firefighters arrived.
Water was shuttled to the home since there were no fire hydrants in the area. The photo included was taken as the incident commander arrived.
Firefighters extinguished the fire, cleared smoke, checked for hot spots, and salvaged belongings. The residents were uninjured but were displaced. The home was insured.