An engine caught fire Wednesday and stopped a train blocking the railroad crossing at Garden Valley Boulevard and Stewart Parkway.
Roseburg Fire got the call around 12:26 p.m.
Minutes earlier, security cameras at NEXCom Networks captured footage of flames erupting from the engine as the train moved.
Security cameras at NEXCom Networks captured footage of the fire.
The train came to a stop blocking a busy railroad crossing.
Umpqua Transit said the closures had delayed routes.
KPIC-TV CBS 4
The third fire of 2018 in an area populated mostly by homeless people east of Redmond broke out early Wednesday morning.
The area has no electrical power for heating or stoves. It still gets cold at night in April, and people have to keep warm and cook food. So those living on the land have to use propane or an open flame.
That makes fires a lot more likely, especially with plenty of brush around.
"Individuals who find themselves living in the land east of town are using open flame, propane or kerosene fuel, and as a result, accidents happen, unfortunately, more often than they do elsewhere," Redmond Police Lt. Curtis Chambers said Wednesday.
KTVZ-TV NewsChannel 21
Police arrested a man for starting a fire at a house in Southeast Portland.
Portland Fire & Rescue crews were called out about 3:15 p.m. on reports of a fire near SE 59th Avenue and Gladstone Street.
Authorities say the seven people inside the home all made it out safely.
One of the tenants tells KATU News that his landlord somehow set a freezer unit on fire.
Authorities have not confirmed that allegation, and investigators are working to determine an official cause.
No word from police on what charges the arrested suspect faces.
KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
The mood started to shift as a few dozen firefighters finished their lunch break Friday inside a damp, abandoned building on Marine Drive.
“We’re done taking it easy,” said Jason Bostron, a Sterling, Colorado, firefighter, as “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses blared on a stereo. “We started out a little timid. Now we’re going to ramp it up a notch.”
Firefighters were about to continue the first day of survival and rescue training. The Randy Carpenter Memorial Fund — named after a Coos Bay fireman who died when a roof collapsed in a burning building — sponsors the training. Classes have taken place as far east as Wisconsin, and firefighters often use vacation time to learn how to handle life-or-death scenarios.
“It’s just nice being around people who want to be good at their job, being around passionate people and pushing the limit, really,” said Tyler Myers of the Hoodland Fire District. “It was the best ‘worst class’ I’ve ever taken.”
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Firefighters respond to a structure fire in the 300 block of Vannoy Creek Rd early Thursday morning.
Rural Metro Fire say they found a fully involved vehicle when they arrived on scene.
There was no threat to nearby buildings.
The cause of the fire was determined to have been from an open burn from the night before that had spread to the vehicle.
"The unfortunate loss serves as a reminder to stay in attendance of open burns, and to make sure they are "dead-out" at the end of the day," said Rural Metro Fire said.
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