Creswell Restaurant Reopening After Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Word is quickly spreading around Creswell that the bar at TJ’s is back open after a fire shut down the business for the last four months. In just a few weeks, the restaurant will be serving its popular dishes in the newly remodeled dining room. From a pile of ashes to a … Continue reading »

Victim In Motel Fire Identified

SPRINGFIELD, ORE. — Police say the woman who died in the McKenzie Motel fire in Springfield was 22-year-old, Mariah Dawn McElroy from Springfield. They say her screams early Sunday morning likely saved the three survivors. Early Sunday morning, neighbors near the McKenzie Motel near 17th and Main in Springfield, were drawn outside. “I was sitting … Continue reading »

Cat Rescued From Fire

NEWPORT, Ore. – Family members are breathing a sigh of relief after learning firefighters rescued their cat after a fire destroyed their home on Wednesday. But it is the way that the cat survived that makes one wonder if felines really have nine lives. Psycho, a three-year-old Calico cat, is Cheryl and Mark Anderson’s “baby.” “She’s … Continue reading »

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 »

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