Apr 252013
 

Far apartment roof burning 530 SW Fall Unit M

Far apartment roof burning
530 SW Fall Unit M

Embers fell to the roof Wind-blown into flames

Embers fell to the roof
Wind-blown into flames

Firefighers probed fire extension into other shake pieces

Firefighers probed fire extension into other shake pieces and into roof itself

Small sparks had plenty of oxygen to grow a dangerous fire

Small sparks had plenty of oxygen to grow a dangerous fire

Newport Firefighters Thursday afternoon got a call that flames were seen on the roof of an apartment at 530 SW Fall, unit M. When firefighters pulled up they saw a neighbor with a garden hose dousing the flames, preventing them from spreading among the old and dry shake roof shingles.

After the visible fire was put out, firefighters began hacking down through the obviously partially burned shingles and the roof surface. Other firefighters inside examined the attic crawl space to make sure the fire hadn’t penetrated. It had not.

As it turned out, those living at unit M were not home. They had apparently left for a bit not knowing that their wood stove was pumping out embers that came out the chimney hood and landed on the dry shingles. Firefighters say shake roof tiles give embers little nooks and crannies to settle in, to be fanned by breezes to a point where the whole roof can catch fire. Fortunately a neighbor from across the way saw the smoke and flames, grabbed a garden house and slowed the fire down until firefighters could get there.

Fire prevention story is never leave a fire in your wood stove, pellet stove or regular fireplace burning without you there to watch it. Secondly, always be wary of old weathered shake shingles. They are very combustible and can incubate a small ember into a full blown fire.

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 Posted by at 4:54 PM
Apr 242013
 

4:03pm
Fire Rescue units are enroute to a report of a possible house fire at 549 Capeview Drive, in the south area of Yachats.

4:08pm
Sounds like a false alarm. Alarm Company being contacted. Remodeling workers were putting in a new floor.

holbrook

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 Posted by at 4:09 PM
Apr 062013
 

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Live fire photos courtesy Citizen Photographer
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Report by Captain Jim Kusz
North Lincoln Fire Rescue

Observant Neighbors Trigger Rapid Response to Roads End Fire

Vicki Carter was speaking to her father, when she noticed what appeared to be a heavy fog coming from the house next to the dwelling they had rented for a beach getaway. Carter, 65 from Vancouver, Washington went outside and saw flames coming from the house located at NE 64th and Mast in Roads End.

Soon multiple callers reported the fire at approximately 6:00 PM on Friday evening, April 5th, dispatching North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, to 1828 NE 64th Street. First-in units noticed smoke coming from all sides of the building and flames coming out the east bedroom window. The modest beach home, which was vacant at the time, soon was surrounded by four engines; several rescue units, and over twenty North Lincoln Fire & Rescue volunteer firefighters. Engines also responded from Depoe Bay and Nestucca Fire, and stood by with additional North Lincoln Fire & Rescue’s ladder truck and an additional rescue unit.

Firefighters on scene quickly managed to extinguish the fire; however, flames had severely damaged two bedrooms and the ceiling; heavy smoke andheat damaged the majority of the 1100 square foot beach house owned by Brad and Nancy Conklin of Dundee, Oregon.

Saturday morning investigators from the recently formed Lincoln (County) Fire Investigation Team or LFIT, determined the cause to most likely be from an electrical outlet in the bedroom.

LFIT members are Firefighters and Police officers with fire and arson investigation backgrounds. The team is activated to investigate and determine the cause of fires throughout the County. Assistant Chief Rob Murphy from Newport Fire came up to assist Saturday’s morning’s investigation along with team members from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue.

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 Posted by at 1:45 PM
Apr 022013
 

1:47pm
Smoke detector going off in Elizabeth Inn laundry room

1:51pm
Units on scene. No smoke showing.

1:54pm
Accidental activation of the smoke alarm.

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 Posted by at 1:48 PM
Mar 302013
 

3:34pm
Fire rescue crews are headed for Crestview Heights Elementary – Waldport where construction crews have been removing a long running problem with mold inside walls. School all next week has been cancelled while workers remove the mold and the construction materials it’s grown up around due to faulty window seals.

No word if the work triggered today’s fire alarm at the school.

4:00pm
Units have cleared. No fire. False alarm. May be related to work going on at the school.

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 Posted by at 3:35 PM
Mar 302013
 

11:30am
Truck fire – fully engulfed in flame, off 101 near NW 51st. Fire units on scene.

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 Posted by at 11:31 AM
Mar 252013
 

2:52pm
Fire Rescue units are enroute to Siletz Valley School on a report of a fire alarm.

2:54pm
School called 9-1-1 saying it’s a fire drill.

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 Posted by at 2:53 PM
Mar 252013
 

10:06am
A resident at 6735 Gleneden Beach Loop called the fire department after seeing smoke coming up from under his home. Arriving firefighters report that they can’t see any smoke.

Investigating.

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 Posted by at 10:08 AM
Mar 212013
 
House fire in 12-hundred block of SW 62nd, Cutler City (So. Lincoln City)

House fire in 12-hundred block of SW 62nd, Cutler City (So. Lincoln City)

Thanks to Bonnie for the picture! Thank you for sharing.

1pm Update
North Lincoln Fire/Rescue Captain Jim Kusz says the fire was engulfing the house when they pulled up. Firefighters accomplished a quick “knock down” of the blaze which started in the rear area of the home. A woman occupant got out okay but her Dachshund dog perished in the blaze. No specific cause of the fire has yet been determined.

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 Posted by at 9:13 AM
Mar 082013
 

Umpqua Bank Fire March 12, 2012 Lisa Marloff photo

Umpqua Bank Fire
March 12, 2012
Lisa Marloff photo

High winds fanned the flames.  Bank was destroyed in a matter of minutes.

High winds fanned the flames. Bank was destroyed in a matter of minutes.
Michael Mclain photo

Umpqua Bank's temporary home until new bank is built.  141 NW 11th, 1 block west of Highway 101

Umpqua Bank’s temporary home until new bank is built. 141 NW 11th, 1 block west of Highway 101

Umpqua Bank-Newport is offering a free picnic lunch for all their customers and the community who stuck with them through high winds, rain and the loss of their bank a year ago. Umpqua Bank-Newport is holding its “Thank You” picnic March 12th from 11:30am to 2:30pm, at Umpqua’s temporary bank at 141 NW 11th (1 block west of Highway 101). Drop in – the food’s on them! And maybe we’ll find out when they expect to begin building their new bank on the same site as the old one on Highway 101 between Oscar’s and McDonalds.

The fire began in an area above the south wall outside the ATM machine. Fire investigators said it was ignited by some sort of electrical failure. A nasty storm was coming ashore at the time with winds in the 50 to 60mph range which fanned the flames across the entire width and breadth of the bank. It was consumed in about 15 to 20 minutes. The fire spread so quickly that firefighters were prevented from entering the building to fight the flames. Fire officials said at the time that all they could do was hold back and throw as much water on the blaze as they could to keep it from sending chunks of burning material north into McDonalds and other buildings.

Umpqua Bank has been finalizing their plans for their new bank. City officials say it appears they’re getting close to getting that done and to come in and get their building permit.

thompson

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 Posted by at 11:47 AM