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Eugene, OR. Eugene Springfield Fire responded to simultaneous critical calls Saturday afternoon, including a car fire, water rescue and person on fire.  At 1:54 Pm on Saturday June 29th, crews were dispatched to a non-injury car accident with a car on the ditch on fire.  Crews arrived to find the car burning and spreading to the grass.  The fire was contained to a small area. 


At 2:01 PM, Boats 5&6, Engine 14, Medic, 4 and Battalion Chiefs 1&3 were dispatched to a water rescue on the McKenzie River between Hayden Bridge and Harvest Landing in Springfield.  Callers reported an unconscious female floating in the river after falling out of her raft.  Boat 5 happened to be training in the vicinity call and was quick to arrive.  Bystanders had gotten the female to the shore and initiated CPR.  Boat 5 quickly loaded the patient on their boat and continued CPR to the nearest boat launch where Engine 14 was waiting to begin advanced life support.  Crews successfully resuscitated the patient and she was transported in life threating condition to RiverBend hospital.


At 2:05 PM crews were dispatched with EPD to a person on fire at 7-11, 150 Hwy 99 North in West Eugene. Bystanders used fire extinguishers and blankets to try and suppress the fire.  Witnesses reported that a person doused themself with gasoline from one of the pumps, walked 40 feet away from the pumps and themselves on fire.  The patient was transported to RiverBend with life threatening burns.