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Salem-News.com (Aug-09-2014 16:41)

Semi-Truck Catches Fire in Downtown Salem

High Street has re-opened between Ferry Street and Church Street in downtown Salem.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Truck Fire Salem Firefighters and Salem Police had a rare situation on their hands Saturday afternoon.

A semi truck caught fire on High Street in downtown Salem blocking all lanes of traffic.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2014 19:02)

Tree Fire at Salem School Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

A neighbor told Salem-News.com that the base of this particular tree is a popular hangout for neighborhood juveniles during the hot summer months to congregate, and smoke cigarettes.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Tree Fire A over 50 foot evergreen tree on the backside of a SE Salem elementary school was quickly put out by Marion County Fire District No.1 firefighters Wednesday evening.

Salem-News.com was on scene as firefighters put out the blaze behind Four Corners Elementary School on Elma Ave SE.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2014 16:47)

Lebanon Woman Severely Burned Trying to Move Burning Pot from Stove

The Lebanon Fire Department would like to remind everyone that a pot burning on the stove should never be picked up.

(LEBANON, Ore. ) - REACH helicopter A 65-year-old woman from Lebanon was flown by a REACH helicopter to a Portland Hospital with severe burns after she fell asleep while a pan was still on the stove.

Lebanon Fire Department was called to the home in the 600 block of Tangent Street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. When they arrived they found the home full of smoke and the victim laying on the floor near the front door.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-30-2014 20:40)

Improperly Disposed of Cigarette to blame for Fire at Portland Sizzlers

Damage estimates are set at $40,000. No injuries were reported.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Portland Fire and Rescue At 7:02 p.m. Tuesday evening, Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a Commercial fire at 3737 SE 82nd Ave, Sizzlers Restaurant.

When firefighters arrived they found a fire on an exterior wall that had extended into the building. The restaurant was occupied at the time but everyone was able to evacuate safely.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-30-2014 14:15)

Motorhome, Camp Trailer Destroyed by Fire

Cause of the fire was determined to be a campfire from the previous evening.

(LEBANON, Ore. ) - Lebanon Oregon Grass Fire Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Lebanon firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire at 35930 Polly Farm Lane which sits at the base of Peterson Butte.

Upon arrival crews found a field fire that was approximately 1/3 acre in size and had spread to a motor home, camp trailer, and utility trailer.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 14:33)

Colton Fire Chief Injured in Accident on Ore. Highway 211

Chief Beaudoin, 49, drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

(MOLALLA, Ore. ) - Fire Chief of Colton Crash Oregon State Police is continuing their investigation into Thursday night's two vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 west of Molalla that resulted in minor injuries to the Fire Chief of Colton Fire District.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., Colton Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 near milepost 6 in the department's marked 1990 GMC Yukon when he reportedly took evasive action to avoid an unidentified passenger car coming into his traffic lane in the opposite direction.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-23-2014 13:45)

Albany Apartment Fire Leaves One Person Dead

Albany Fire Department and Albany Police Department are working together investigating the cause of the fire.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - Albany Oregon Fire Wednesday at 6:41 a.m. a fire was reported from the Pacific Ave. overpass where someone saw smoke coming from an apartment complex located at 417 SE 6th Ave.

Arriving fire department personnel saw flames and smoke coming from the top story of the apartment building. There were 10 apartments, two were vacant.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-20-2014 21:47)

Historic Oregon Restaurant Destroyed by Fire

Mt. Angel Fire says the restaurant was a total loss, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Historic Oregon

(MT. ANGEL, Ore. ) - Markum Inn Fire An early morning fire has destroyed a Willamette Valley landmark restaurant east of Mt. Angel.

Firefighters from Mt Angel, Silverton, Woodburn, Molalla, Monitor and Canby were called to a commercial structure fire at the Markum Inn off Highway 213 between Molalla and Silverton just after 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2014 05:30)

Illegal Burn Pile Causes 4-Alarm Grass Fire

There were no injuries to firefighters or animals.

(TURNER, Ore. ) - jefferson grass fire On Friday, at 1:19 p.m. Turner Fire District was dispatched to a low risk grass fire at 12307 Summit Loop SE Turner, Oregon.

Upon arrival Incident Commander, Jon Remy saw that the fire was approximately six acres.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-16-2014 21:51)

Governor Declares State of Emergency to Fight Wildfires

The Oregon National Guard is now authorized to deploy firefighting assets as needed throughout the fire season based on threat and resource shortfalls.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Wildfires Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on Wednesday, verbally declared a state of emergency in response to wildfire activity across the state.

The emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist the Department of Forestry, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office, and others with firefighting.

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