New planes will help combat wildfires in Oregon forests
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the U.S. Forest Service announced it would award operating contracts for “Next Generation” airtankers to be used in wildfire suppression:
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The Albany Fire Department responded to ATI Wah Chang, 1600 Old Salem RD NE, Building #123, in Millersburg at approximately 2:15 p.m. today to a report of an exterior combustible metals fire that was extending to a building. Firefighters arrived at the scene in about two minutes to find smoke coming from a one-story, 3,600 sq.ft., Zirconium sponge production building and observed several stainless steel containers of Zirconium sponge on fire inside. A second alarm was initiated about twelve minutes after the first arriving unit to have additional fire fighters respond to the scene due to the hazardous nature of the burning Zirconium; and, the potential for fire spread throughout the building.
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Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Salem Fire Department are currently addressing a small fire that broke out earlier this evening in the Jail’s Work Center at 4000 Aumsville Highway.
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At 2:04 pm today, firefighters from Marion County Fire District #1 responded to the 4900 Block of Riverton St NE in the Brooks area near Salem for a reported shed fire.
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Albany, Ore. – This afternoon at 4:45pm the Albany Fire Department was called to Panolam Industries located at 3030 SW Calapooia. Black smoke was seen from the building upon arrival.
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Canby, Ore.- At 11:33 today Canby Fire responded to a Commercial fire at Rose-Agri seed 29975 S Barlow Rd. There were reports of heavy smoke, flames and up to 4 large propane tanks in the building.
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This morning at 5:55 a.m., Washington County Deputies responded to SW Farmington Road, west of SW 209th Avenue in the Community of Aloha concerning a vehicle that had reportedly crashed into a tree and was on fire.
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At 1:57 PM today LFD crews were dispatched to a barn fire in the 38000 block of River Dr.
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The Oregon Public Safety Academy will graduate its 84th Basic Telecommunication Class on Friday, March 15, 2013. The graduation will begin at 11 am and will be held at the Academy in Salem. The class consists of public safety communications professionals from 9-1-1/emergency communications centers statewide.
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Salem, Ore – Late this afternoon, a Marion County Fire District #1 ambulance was involved in an accident with another car at the intersection of Cordon Road NE and Swegle Road NE. The ambulance was en route to a non-emergent medical call and did not have its lights and sirens activated. There was no patient in the back of the ambulance.
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