Mission to Ban Fireworks

EUGENE, Ore. — Demolition is under way at a north Eugene home that was destroyed in a fire sparked by Fourth of July fireworks. Now the homeowners are on a mission to ban fireworks. Last month, the Chavez’s saw the home they built go up in flames. On Thursday, they saw it destroyed. Tony and … Continue reading »

First Look: $850K Fireworks Fire Damage

EUGENE, Ore.– The Eugene Fire Department estimates the damage of a 2-alarm house fire at $850,000. Homeowners Tony and Karoline Chavez held each other as they looked at what was left of their home. “It’s just so devastating to lose 51 years of treasured memories,” said Karoline Chavez. Ashes sprinkled along the keys of the … Continue reading »

Fireworks Cause House Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Fire Department says fireworks caused a home on Lakeview Drive to go up in flames last Friday. The amount of damage is estimated at $850,000. The homeowner says investigators found fireworks underneath the trees where the fire started. He says it’s been very hard to see his belongings go up … Continue reading »

Firework Vendors Hold Massive Sales

EUGENE, Ore. — Firework vendors are hoping to go out with a bang! For the next couple of days they’ll be having massive sales to get rid of unsold fireworks. Vendors we spoke with say they saw a huge spike in sales leading up to the Fourth of July and they think it’s because of … Continue reading »

Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival

CORVALLIS, Ore. – To celebrate Independence Day, the city of Corvallis is putting on a spectacular fireworks show with some old fashion fun. The city’s annual two-day Fourth of July festival kicks off Wednesday, July 3. The Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival will be held downtown on the banks of the Willamette River. There … Continue reading »

Fireworks Cause Stress For Pets

EUGENE, Ore. — Fireworks are officially on sale and many residents are starting to light them off before the Fourth of July. The holiday can be a stressful time for animals, but there are ways to prepare your pet. Dogs may experience anxiety when they hear the loud boom from fireworks. While pet owners may … Continue reading »

Fireworks Sale Benefits Church

EUGENE, Ore. — A local church says the Fourth of July is helping to keep the church doors open. That’s because it’s selling fireworks to keep funding going. For the past 20 years, Crossfire Ministries has been selling fireworks for the Fourth of July. Those funds go directly toward its outreach programs, which the pastor … Continue reading »

Fireworks Go On Sale in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Fireworks went officially on sale Sunday. With Fourth of July festivities just a few weeks away it’s important to keep safety in mind. Zachary Parnell has been selling fireworks for five years and he’s heard and seen his fair share of illegal firework activity. “My friends got a couple felonies for it. So you got … Continue reading »

Eugene Faces Potential Firework Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s record dry weather could put a stop to fireworks fun for some Eugene residents this summer, fire marshals warned Monday. The Eugene area is still about 15-and-a-half inches behind on rain this year so far, which is leading to obstacles with backyard burning, wildfires season, and now fireworks. Fire marshals are … Continue reading »

Firework Sales, Better Than Expected

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — At the Crossfire World Outreach Ministries’ tent in Springfield, managers said they weren’t sure what to expect with the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday, this year. But their relief sales ended up being better than expected. Most firework stands will continue to sell fireworks through Friday; after that, they become … Continue reading »

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