Deadly Mobile Home Fire in Scappoose

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on September 30, 2014
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SCAPPOOSE, Ore. — A man shot and killed himself and set his mobile home on fire early Tuesday morning.

The 71-year-old wouldn’t come out and was later found dead inside his trailer at the Rudd Court Trailer Park off Columbia Avenue just after 2:00.

Investigators are looking into what caused the fire.  The sheriff’s department says there is evidence that the man tried …

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Fire Damages Historic Portland Building

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 8, 2014
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Anna Erickson contributed to this story

PORTLAND – A building in inner Southeast Portland that’s listed on the historic registry caught fire on Friday morning.

The Osborn Hotel at Grand Avenue and Ash houses retail and businesses on the first and second floors, and apartments on the third.

Danielle Higgins, who lives in one of the apartments, says she was asleep when a …

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Evacuation Lifted in the Gorge

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 8, 2014
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Christina Kemp contributed to this story.

ROWENA, Ore. –Fire crews made great progress overnight on the Rowena Fire in the Columbia River Gorge. Authorities say everyone who had to evacuate can return home today. About 140 homes were under a Level 3 “go” evacuation but with building containment lines and crews putting out hot spots the fire is now 55 percent …

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Apartment Fire Sends Man To The Hospital

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 21, 2014
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Rosemary Reynolds contributed to this story

PORTLAND — An early morning fire at The Yards apartments in Northwest Portland has sent one man to the hospital. Crews found smoke and water coming from the unit when they arrived at 6:30 a.m.

When they got inside, they found a man on the floor next to a couch that had burned. The fire was …

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Fire Forces Evacuation of 900 Homes in Central Washington

Posted by Cort Johnson on July 17, 2014
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CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Authorities in Central Washington are asking residents in nearly 900 homes to evacuate, as the Chiwaukem Creek Fire continues to grow.

The fire has zero percent containment, being fed by high temperatures and steady wind.  Nearby, the town of Leavenworth is full of smoke.

So far, the lightning caused wildfire has burned over 1,300 acres, an area of nearly …

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