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Sprinklers Save Bend

Research Facility in Tumalo Fire

TUMALO - The Bend Fire Department responded to a fire Saturday morning at Bend Research in Tumalo, Deputy Fire Marshal Dan Derlacki reported. Two engines were sent to respond to the fire with seven total personnel at 64550 Research Rd. A fire was found in a room that contained internet servers, backup systems and the main fire alarm system. Bend Research is a cutting edge research and development firm for pharmaceutical-delivery technologies. It is a division of Capsugal.

"When crews arrived and entered the building they found smoke in the hallways and water coming from the fire sprinkler system. Upon investigation it was found that a small air conditioning unit had failed and started on fire. The cause of the failure was not determined. The fire in the small space quickly activated the fire sprinkler head, which kept the damage to a minimum," Derlacki reported. Bend Research staff also responded to the fire.

"Working fire sprinkler and alarm systems in this building prevented this fire from spreading. This research facility has many high valuable machines and processes inside, many custom made. Just the smoke from a larger fire could have ruined these devices," said the deputy fire marshal. Bend Research's staff will return to the building on Monday.

Non-stop Redmond to Phoenix Flights Begin June 2

REDMOND – Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) announces that American Airlines (AA) will offer direct daily service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) beginning June 2. The new non-stop flights will depart daily from RDM at 12:01 pm, arriving in PHX at 2:20 pm. Departures to RDM will leave PHX at 8:15 pm, arriving in RDM at 10:20 pm.

American will use a Bombardier CRJ-700 series aircraft with seating for up to 67 passengers, including nine reclining first class seats. Travelers may connect in Phoenix to more than 300 daily American Airlines flights to 81 destinations in four countries.

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