4:15pm Fire departments throughout mid-to south Lincoln County are racing to a report of a house fire at 101 Greenhill Drive. It’s well south of the Yachats Bridge, south of the river. It’s a home up on the east side of 101 on a hill overlooking Highway 101 and Yachats.
4:34pm A report that the homeowner has suffered minor smoke inhalation.
4:40pm Turns out the cause of the blaze was a faulty water heater. It caught fire and filled the house with smoke. Fast moving firefighters arrived, unplugged the water heater and dumped a load of water on it.
House saved. Dead water heater. And the man of the house gets to sleep in his own bed tonight. And he’s got all weekend to find another water heater.