By Capt. Jim Kusz - Public Info, Ed & Safety Officer
June 2, 2011
***PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
An abandoned house in Depoe Bay, Oregon burned late Wednesday night June 01, 2011. Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue crews responded to a report of a fully involved structure fire at 11:17PM. The house located in a heavily wooden area at the north end of Depoe Bay just east of Highway 101, was quickly brought under control by approximately a dozen firefighters. The 9-1-1 call came in from an off duty police officer seeing that flames through the trees.
Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue units utilized a hydrant on the west side of the highway near the Worldmark Resort closing down Highway 101 for two hours as they laid hose across the roadway and up the gravel driveway toward the structure. Despite a quick response, the house was deemed a complete loss as the first units arrived. Firefighters contain the blaze to the house in the thickly wooden area stopping any potential spread of the fire into the trees. Mutual aid assistance from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue responded to "stand-by" in Depoe Bay District until the fire could be completely extinguished early Thursday morning.
The property that had been vacant for several years and fire investigators from Depoe Bay and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue will be working throughout the day to try to determine the cause the fire. No cause for the blaze has been determined at this time.
For more information contact: Captain Jim Kusz Public Information, Education and Safety Officer 503-407-0801 24 Hour Mobile 541-996-2233 Office 541-992-5763 District Mobile
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OSP, ODOT & North Lincoln Fire & Rescue
Depoe Bay Fire Chief Josh Williams (in vehicle) assists invesigators early Thursday morning in front of a structure fire that occured late Wednesday 06/01/2011
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