Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hillsboro Firefighters Make Quick Work of Residential Fire (Photo)

HILLSBORO FIREFIGHTERS MAKE QUICK WORK OF RESIDENTIAL FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2016 4:26 PM
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Hillsboro, Oregon -- An exterior fire forced seven residents out of their Hillsboro duplex today heavily damaging the back of the garage and causing minor smoke damage to the home. Firefighters from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue responded at 2:30 pm to a report of a residential fire at the 2000 block of NE Barberry Dr. When firefighters from Station #5 arrived, they found the garage door open and they could see flames through the open back door. Firefighters rapidly attacked the flames and conducted a complete search of the home to ensure all occupants and pets were out. The fire crews extinguished the fire in a few minutes, containing the fire damage to the exterior of the garage.

After interviewing the home owner and digging through debris, the fire investigator determined the cause of the fire to be carless discarding of hot embers from a back yard fire pit.

A total of fourteen firefighters from the Hillsboro Fire Department responded to the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported.

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue reminds you to dispose of embers safely. Ashes need to be thoroughly dampened, cooled and stored in metal cans that are used solely for ash storage. The embers may be a day old and look as if they are out, but can still cause a fire. Do not discard hot ashes in a compost pile, paper bag, box or anything that is combustible.

For more fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/fire or call 503-681-6166.
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Deputies Investigating Shooting NE Salem***Update 2***

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING NE SALEM***UPDATE 2***


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2016 4:11 PM
Detectives are continuing their investigation into today's shooting. The man shot earlier was taken to Salem Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and died. Deputies are looking for any information regarding a dark or light blue, 1980's Toyota truck occupied by a hispanic male. If you have any information regarding this incident please call Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032. Detectives are investigating the incident as a potential gang related shooting. The victim's name will not be released until an autopsy can be performed late tomorrow afternoon.


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Deputies and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are on scene and investigating a shooting that took place in a parking lot in the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE around 12:45 p.m., today. One man has been shot and taken to Salem Hospital with what deputies are describing as life threatening injuries.

Very little information is known about what led up to the shooting and deputies are seeking anyone who may have been in the area who can provide a description or information regarding anyone involved. The Sheriff's Office is not releasing any further details pertaining to the victim or the incident at this time.
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Deputies Investigating Shooting NE Salem***Update Location Added***

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING NE SALEM***UPDATE LOCATION ADDED***


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2016 1:12 PM
Deputies and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are on scene and investigating a shooting that took place in a parking lot in the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE around 12:45 p.m., today. One man has been shot and taken to Salem Hospital with what deputies are describing as life threatening injuries.

Very little information is known about what led up to the shooting and deputies are seeking anyone who may have been in the area who can provide a description or information regarding anyone involved. The Sheriff's Office is not releasing any further details pertaining to the victim or the incident at this time.
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Deputies Investigating Shooting NE Salem

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING NE SALEM


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2016 1:11 PM
Deputies and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are on scene and investigating a shooting that took place around 12:45 p.m., today. One man has been shot and taken to Salem Hospital with what deputies are describing as life threatening injuries.

Very little information is known about what led up to the shooting and deputies are seeking anyone who may have been in the area who can provide a description or information regarding anyone involved. The Sheriff's Office is not releasing any further details pertaining to the victim or the incident at this time.
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Early Morning Fire Damages Forest Grove Triplex (Photo)

EARLY MORNING FIRE DAMAGES FOREST GROVE TRIPLEX (PHOTO)


News Release from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2016 10:46 AM
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Earlier this morning at 1:45am on September 25th, firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire in a triplex in the 1900 block of Douglas Street in Forest Grove. Crews arrived to find smoke showing from one of the units and were able to quickly extinguish the flames, but spent over an hour putting out hot spots in the walls and attic of the structure.

All residents were able to make it out safely with no injuries, also no firefighters were injured. After investigation it is believed that the fire was caused by an electrical failure in the wall of one of the units. This unit sustained heavy damage, the other two units sustained smoke and water damage. In total, 10 individuals were displaced and assisted by the American Red Cross.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue wants to remind everyone to have a working smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside the bedrooms and on each floor of your residence. Remember to test the smoke alarms and if you have children, practice home fire drills.

We were assisted on scene by Cornelius Fire Department, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District and Forest Grove Police Department.
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Red Cross responds to Forest Grove Fire that affected ten people

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO FOREST GROVE FIRE THAT AFFECTED TEN PEOPLE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2016 7:54 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Douglas St in Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon.

The multi-family fire affected eight adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, and information about recovery services, health services and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Red Cross responds to Harbor fire in Curry County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HARBOR FIRE IN CURRY COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: September 24th, 2016 10:03 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 in the afternoon in the 98000 block of W Benham Lane in Harbor, Curry County, Oregon.

The single-family fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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