Report of a chimney fire at 185 Sam’s Creek Road, just off Logsden and Hamer Roads well east of Siletz. Reports say there is thick black smoke coming from the chimney. Home occupants are evacuating.
Arriving fire units report light smoke coming from the chimney. The firefighters will examine the chimney and immediately check to see if any fire has creeped into the roof or attic area.
Firefighters say repeatedly that chimneys should be cleaned once a year. It’s the best insurance against losing your home. Here is some information about what wood to burn and what NOT to burn: Click here.
While the firefighters are enroute, especially in isolated rural areas where response times can be lengthy, here’s some tips on how to extinguish a chimney fire: Click here.