*UPDATE ON SEAL ROCK FIRE*
300 Block of Deer Hill Road (closer to Waldport than Seal Rock proper)
Information provided by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
It’s a tragic scene of where a mother and two children perished in a horrendous fire that broke out this morning during the six o’clock hour at the end of Deer Hill Road, near Waldport. Callers to 9-1-1 said a fifth-wheel travel trailer, with a woman and two children inside, was fully engulfed in flame, and that the fire had spread to an adjacent R/V. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames finding the remains of the woman and the two children inside what was left of the 5th wheel.
The fire is being ruled an accident. Investigators determined that the fire started when combustible material was placed too close to a space heater. The names of the victims are not expected to be released until their identity is verified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.