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Oregon Way Fire

Posted on 24th June 2013 at 16:08

There’s still no word on the cause of a fire that did about $1,000 damage to a vacant home in the 500 block of Oregon Way, a fire that took place yesterday morning around 8 am. A neighbor called 911 after she saw smoke and heard a “popping” noise. Longview Fire crews responded, and got the fire put out in just a few minutes. A building search showed that the home had been used by transients, with signs of recent occupation. They say that the evidence shows that this was a “human-caused” fire, but they couldn’t tell if it was accidental or intentional. Firefighters say that they had to work quickly, to prevent the fire from extending into the surrounding vegetation, and possibly threatening a neighboring house. They say this is a good example of the need to keep shrubs and trees trimmed, to prevent fire from spreading in a situation like this.