Shortly before 11:00 pm Thursday night a fire broke out in a carport along the 3000 block of Surfwood Dr NE in Salem. First arriving crews found a carport fully involved with fire.
A house fire which started in a converted garage, and spread to the main home sent one woman to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The first arriving unit reported fire and smoke from the garage and one apparent victim down in the yard.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal has sent 10 strike teams south to assist with the wildfires in California. They are actively engaged in a 24-hour work cycle protecting homes and other structures.
A Silverton resident has his dog to thank for his life after a house fire Thursday morning. the first arriving unit found fire coming from the doors and windows catching nearby trees on fire in the 4300 block of Silver Falls Hwy.
Update: Today in cooperation with fire officials and Marion County Emergency Management the decision was made to move the Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush summer homes to a level 1 or a ready evacuation state.
On Sept. 14 the Marion County Commissioners issued a level 3 evacuation order for Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush Summer Homes. The decision was made after weather experts determined a risk for thunder and lightening in the Santiam Canyon.
Today, the Marion County Board of Commissioners authorized a Level 3 evacuation notice for areas of Breitenbush Hot Springs and Breitenbush summer homes. Level three means it is recommended they evacuate immediately.
On August 29, 2017, an investigation began into four wildland fires that occurred along the Highway 97 between the area of Lava River Cave and Mile Post 180 south of La Pine, Oregon. Through a collaborative law enforcement effort and information obtained from the public, a suspect was developed.