One person reportedly died in a crash in rural Josephine County.
Investigators said just after 12:00 a.m. on May 5, first responders were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 300 block of Limpy Creek Road.
When emergency personnel arrived at the location, they found an SUV that crashed into a tree and was on fire.
One dead occupant was found in the driver’s seat. However, that person has not yet been positively identified.
Firefighters said it appeared the vehicle left the road at a high rate of speed before hitting trees and erupting into flames. It also seemed like the fire had been burning for some time, Rural Metro Fire said.
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said more information will be provided when it’s available.
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In light of Fred Charlton's retirement, Nick Browne began serving as Clackamas Fire's chief starting May 1.
Browne joined Clackamas Fire in 2008 and most recently served as division chief of operations, where he oversaw all aspects of emergency response and firefighter safety. Prior to that, he was a lieutenant, captain and battalion chief.
Looking to the future, Browne plans to continue creating community partnerships to enhance emergency service delivery within Clackamas County.
"We have a great team and I am looking forward to working through the challenges we have in front of us, while continuing to provide first-class fire and emergency services," he said.
A man living at a Salem park faces arson and criminal mischief charges after allegedly setting fire to a storage facility near the Salem Municipal Airport Monday resulting in more than $1 million in damages.
Salem and Marion County Fire District #1 firefighters responded to a report of a large fire around 6 p.m. at the Airport Self Storage, 2142 Turner Road SE. Aumsville firefighters were also initially dispatched but later recalled.
Authorities said the four-alarm fire burned for several hours and destroyed an estimated 25 storage units, though the city's emergency preparedness manager, Greg Walsh, said he would not be surprised if all 100 units in the building were affected by smoke.
There were no injuries reported, though the number of people who lost belongings in the fire was not immediately available.
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Five people were displaced early Thursday morning after a four-plex in north Portland caught fire, according to Portland Fire & Rescue. Fortunately, no one was injured.
PF&R said fire investigators were “sifting through” the aftermath of the fire in the 4700 block of North Willis Boulevard around 12:45 a.m. When crews first arrived at the scene earlier, they found heavy fire coming from multiple units of the four-plex.
No injuries were reported in the fire, but five residents of the four-plex were displaced by the fire. PF&R said the American Red Cross is assisting those people. The cause of the fire has not been released.
KPTV FOX 12 Portland
An industrial fire broke out Wednesday evening at Swanson Group Manufacturing in Springfield.
Officials with Eugene-Springfield Fire say it happened just before 6:00 p.m.
When firefighters arrived, they found a fire in the fuel hopper for the plant's boiler system. Crews worked with Swanson staff to extinguish the fire. They were able to use a truck with a 100-foot platform to get in the hard to reach areas.
There was no measurable damage to the facility or its functionality.
According to officials, these fires are typically caused by friction in the system that can create an ember in the organic material.
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