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Suspicious Fire in Albany Vacant HouseSalem-News.com
(Albany, Ore.) - This morning at 2:06am the Albany Fire Department was called to a vacant house fire at 6061 Columbus ST SE.
The house at this address is the seventh suspicious house fire since late October; six vacant and one that had occupants. The house on Columbus was built in the late 1890's by the grandparents of the owner, Kent Chapman.
The house was under renovation and the plan was to move it at some point. The house was completely destroyed. It was insured for $50,000.00. This was a first alarm fire for Albany Fire Department. Tangent, Lebanon, Scio and Corvallis Fire Departments came to Albany to assist.
There were no injuries. Approximately eleven emergency vehicles and 30 firefighters responded to the scene.
Here are some Home Safety Tips:
Knowing who and what belongs in your neighborhood is also a way to keep everyone safe. If you witness suspicious behavior contact your local law enforcement, Albany Police Department at 541-917-7680 or Linn County Sheriff at 541-967-3911. Also, if you are interested in starting Neighborhood Watch programs contact Lynn Hinrich at 541-917-3208.
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