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Register Guard likes Roblan for State Senate


In the Oregon Senate Race for District 9, the Eugene Register Guard is recommending a vote for legislative veteran Arnie Roblan, a democrat. They cite Robland’s advantages over his republican opponent Scott Roberts, as having a proven record in getting to bi-partisan cooperation rather than warfare over critical issues like taxation, education funding and public service priorities. For the complete editorial, Click here.

High speed chase headed west on Highway 20 at milepost 27. Speeds over 100 mph

10:27am

A high speed chase on Highway 20 at milepost 27 has ended in a traffic crash near Salmon Creek Road. The officer said the chase reached speeds of 104 mph. Checking for injuries.

Car’s license plate comes back to a Donald Patrick of Springfield. A 91 Honda Accord. Solo driver.

Trying to confirm who the driver is. Driver claiming to be Martin Patrick, not Donald. Driver in his 40s. Date of birth puts him at 42.

10:49am
Driver in custody

North Lincoln Fire Rescue heads off roof fire – saves home on East Devil’s Lake Road

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North Lincoln Fire Rescue got a call early Sunday afternoon that flames were starting to show on a roof fire at a three story home in the 14-hundred block of East Devils Lake Road.

Fire fighters pulled up to see smoke emanating from a wide area of the roof. Once on top, fire fighters found that small fires were scattered about, working their way outward. Fire crews doused the roof fires on top and back tracked them down the sides of the wood stove pipe.

After they finally got all the little fires out they conferred with the homeowners who said they knew nothing about the fires until some friends pulled up the driveway and saw the roof on fire.

Firefighters learned from the owner that they had burned some cereal boxes in the wood stove at about the time the fires would have started. That clinched it for the fire fighters. They say flaming fragments of cereal boxes made their way up the flue and were spewed out the top. The flaming fragments settled on the cedar wood shakes which are covered with very dry moss, pine needles and tree leaves. It wasn’t long before those elements all combined to start a healthy roof fire that started burning its way downward into the house. Fortunately the fire department got there in time to stop it before it spread very far.

Fire fighters say this is the time of year for roof fires. It’s been a long, relatively warm and dry summer. There are outdoor burn restrictions everywhere. The woods are dry and so are rooftops. They say if there are burning restrictions in effect, as there are now, DO NOT use your wood stoves as a source of heat in your house. Escaping sparks can fall on dry surfaces and start a big fire real quick. They say we should refrain from wood stove use until after our first good winter rain and outdoor burning restrictions are lifted.

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