From North Lincoln Fire Captain Jim Kusz
At 8:55 this morning, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a call of smoke seen in the area of SW Bard and Galley Streets in Lincoln City. First arriving Duty Officer Dennis Knudson, observed smoke coming from the eaves and chimney of the house located at 1935 SW Harbor. He also found an injured woman lying near the front of the building outside an open window.
Captain Knudson quickly called for a second alarm, as he moved the woman to a safer location with assistance from another North Lincoln volunteer firefighter who was in the area at the time. 58 year old Cindy Clark suffered burns to her face, hands and feet and was taken initially to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital by Pacific West Ambulance.
Lincoln City police arrived on scene and approximately 16 North Lincoln firefighters responded in two engines, a ladder truck and several rescue vehicles, quickly extinguishing the fire that had started and was contained to the living room. The home was severely damaged by smoke and heat, and is no longer inhabitable in its present condition.
After initial assessment at North Lincoln Hospital, Clark was transported by Life Guard Air Ambulance to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center in Portland for further treatment.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, with assistance from Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office.