North Lincoln Firefighters are responding to a report of a chimney fire at 4839 SW Beach in the Taft area. Flames are coming from the chimney and the house is filling with smoke.
More fire units arriving, hooking up to nearby fire hydrant.
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Lincoln City Police say that cedar shingles are flaming on the back side of the dwelling.
More firefighters are being called to the scene. Depoe Bay Fire unit is coming in to help.
Quick action by North Lincoln firefighters has limited the fire to the outside of the house on the roof. They cancelled back-up help from Depoe Bay and cancelled the ambulance stand-by.
This homeowner was very lucky.
Clean chimneys once a year. Built up creosote inside them can create cracks in the chimney which let sparks and flame escape into the attic – also sparks and not fully burned pieces of wood to puff out of the chimney and onto the roof…in this case it was reported to be a cedar shake roof.