Yachats Fire Chief Frankie Petrick inspects the quick action of a homeowner at the end of Loma Street in Yachats that headed off a car fire that could have proven very damaging had it gotten a bigger head start before firefighters could get there. The owner had a fire extinguisher handy and promptly sprayed the burning area of the Volkswagen engine. No word on what caused the problem.
Firefighters enroute to a report of a car fire inside a carport at a home on Loma Street, toward the end of the street.
Yachats Fire is requesting mutual aid from Central Coast (Waldport), and Seal Rock fire departments.
Fire is out. Yachats fire crews have cancelled mutual aid request.