House Fire Evacuates Residents

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Crews responded to a house fire on the 900 block of Kelly Blvd. in Springfield early Thursday morning. The first calls came in just before 5:45 a.m., reporting smoke coming from a home. Three people were evacuated from the home with no injuries. Residents were able to save several pets from the … Continue reading »

House Fire Now Criminal Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — An house fire on Elk Ave. in Eugene turned into a criminal investigation. The first calls came in just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and detectives remained on the scene overnight. Police put up the crime tape about an hour after crews arrived. Police say they will release more information later Wednesday morning.

Fire Destroys Furniture Store

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire that destroyed Kuebler’s Furniture Store Sunday night. The Roseburg Fire Department was called to the scene just after 5 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy gray smoke coming from this corner of the building just off northeast Chestnut Avenue. The … Continue reading »

Oily Rags Cause Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A load of laundry ignited a small fire – and it has prompted firefighters to put out a warning to anyone who uses rags. On Monday, the Corvallis Fire Department was dispatched to the Beaver Lodge, a residential co-op near the Oregon State University campus. Jim Patton, the Fire Prevention Officer for … Continue reading »

Fire Displaces 3 Families

EUGENE, Ore. — A fire broke out late Monday night on the 800 block of W. 5th near Monroe Ave. The call came in just before midnight. More than two dozen firefighters responded to the home. Crews say when they arrived, the front porch and part of a car were engulfed in flames. They say … Continue reading »

Explosion Inside PetSmart

EUGENE, Ore. — An evacuation Tuesday morning at the PetSmart on Chad Drive in north Eugene. Eugene-Springfield Fire crews rushed to the store around 7 a.m. Several employees and contractors say they heard several loud bangs coming from a generator. Smoke began filling the building, so they evacuated. “You could hear a sizzling sound. Just … Continue reading »

EPD Arrests Two in Attempted Arson

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police says two people were arrested after breaking into Whirled Pies and attempting to set the building on fire, Monday. EPD says around 10 p.m. Matthew Curtis Bossard, 32, and Leticia K. Kagele, 36, refused to leave Whirled Pies after employees asked them to leave because the store was closing. Eventually … Continue reading »

Firefighters Climb Against Cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Sixty-nine stories high – that is how many flights of stairs a group of Corvallis firefighters is conquering this weekend at an event in Seattle to fight cancer. On Monday, a group of firefighters trained at Reser Stadium. The group is training for the annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in Seattle. On … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Declare Home a Total Loss

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fire officials are investigating a fire that burned a home on Daisy St. in Springfield early Thursday morning. The first calls came in just before 2 a.m. and police say all five occupants got out safely. The fire appears to have started in an adjacent building and spread to the attic of … Continue reading »

4 Rescued in Basement Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews responded to a fire on the 900 block of W. 8th Ave. in Eugene early Tuesday morning. The first calls came in just after 5 a.m. Firefighters said personal belongings in the basement were on fire. They rescued four people from the home. One victim suffered from smoke inhalation and was … Continue reading »

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