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Starting It Is Pretty Easy, But Stopping It Is Not So Easy.

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Types Of Fire Extinguishers

These days making fire is quite easy, but putting it out can be much more difficult. Ever wonder who invented the fire extinguisher? I know I have. I'll explain.

I-105 Fire Burns near Coburg Road

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EUGENE, Ore. — A fire along I-105 in Eugene is out, but not before catching the attention of drivers on their way to work. It happened near the Coburg Road exit at around 8:30 a.m. Friday. The flames burned a tent and other debris, and also the paint off a concrete wall. An ODOT worker … Continue reading »

No Response Outside of Fire Districts

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VENETA, Ore. — Local fire districts say in rural areas, with few homes, it’s not uncommon to be outside of a fire district. If there’s a house fire crews will not respond. A map showing all the boundaries for fire districts in Lane County shows jagged district lines, that don’t always back up to another … Continue reading »

Home a Total Loss After Fire

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DORENA, Ore. — A fast-moving fire destroyed a Lane County man’s home, and now some residents are asking why firefighters didn’t respond. Neighbors say the Red Cross is helping the Dorena man after his house burned to the ground Saturday evening. They say the man turned down medical help from first responders even though he … Continue reading »

Volunteers Hand Out Free Smoke Detectors

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers were in Springfield Saturday to educate community members about fire safety and prevention. The Red Cross says house fires cause more casualties than any other type of disaster, so Saturday more than 100 volunteers walked door to door to educate community members about the importance of smoke detectors. These volunteers introduced … Continue reading »

Crews Investigate Apartment Fire

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Crews are investigating an apartment fire on the 100 block of S 41st in Springfield from around 9 Saturday morning. Firefighters located an extinguished a fire in an upstairs bedroom closet of a two-story townhouse unit. The two occupants, an adult male and his 9-year-old son were home at the time of … Continue reading »

Eugene Woman Arrested for Arson

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EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is in the Lane County Jail accused of starting a fire in her own apartment. Investigators say firefighters were called out at around midnight to the house. It’s split into individual apartment units. Neighbors reported a tenant, Jennifer Snuggerud, was throwing burning material on the front porch of one … Continue reading »

Fire in Junction City

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JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Firefighters are responding to a large fire in Junction City. The fire is at a Subway restaurant and a flower shop called The Flower Gallerie. It started sometime after 1 p.m. on Monday. The roof of the building has since caved in. We have a reporter on the scene, and we’ll bring … Continue reading »

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