Sign Fight at Hagg Lake Following Drownings

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 8, 2014
hagg-lake

GASTON, Ore. — Washington County officials have put up temporary signs in the Sain Creek area at Hagg Lake where a family drowned a few weeks ago warning about the dangers.

Michael Medill of Gaston was cited for criminal mischief and fined $5,000 over the weekend for bolting signs to trees and support beams warning visitors about a steep drop off. …

Continue Reading


Third Alarm Double House Fire

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 7, 2014
Double_Tigard_Fire

 

TIGARD – Firefighters got to SW Jody Court in Tigard finding a home fully engulfed in flames shortly before 8pm Saturday.

The heat from the fire was so intense, that the neighboring home directly behind on SW Trevor Lane caught fire, blowing out the windows.  Fire crews attacked the home on Jody Court and worked to save and minimize the damage …

Continue Reading


Corvallis Wildfire Contained

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 6, 2014
Corvallis fire 2

CORVALLIS – A wildfire in north Corvallis forced an evacuation of more than 200 homes late Friday night and into Saturday morning, blazing through 100 acres near Chip Ross Park and threatening the Timber Hill neighborhood.

The evacuation has been lifted and the fire is now fully contained.

Corvallis Police say fire crews were fighting the high winds and rough terrain as …

Continue Reading


Five Rescued from Burning Apartments

Posted by Mike Turner on September 6, 2014
image

Firefighters rescued five people from an apartment fire in Beaverton on Friday afternoon.

All five are OK. No one was seriously hurt.

The fire started on the second floor of an apartment complex located at 4725 S.W. 139th Avenue, according to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Crews called for more resources with a second alarm.

Firefighters pulled five people to safety through a second …

Continue Reading


Fatal Freightliner Crash

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 6, 2014
Courtesy of Oregon State Police

OAKRIDGE – OSP is still looking into Friday’s crash that killed a Silverton man.

Around 3:30 in the morning, a Freightliner truck pulling a trailer loaded with tree products was driving west on Highway 58 about twenty-five miles east of Oakridge.  The truck was reportedly driving downhill when 56-year-old Dennis Huber lost control, crossing the centerline and flipping over on the …

Continue Reading