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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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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A workshop on March 14 to educate foresters, wildlife biologists, and forest landowners on improving wildlife habitat
PORTLAND, Ore. – Harm to water and wildlife caused by rodent poison and other chemicals used at illegal marijuana plantations is the keynote topic of a “Wildlife in Managed Forests” workshop in Albany on March 14.
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Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley reports that deputies and members of their search and rescue team were called to help locate two missing hunters. The Sheriff’s Office received a call today at approximately 3:00 a.m. reporting David Ulrich, 28 years old, and Robert Paige, 25 years old, both from Albany, missing after a planned day hunt in the Sweet Home area. The two had left their home early Friday morning with the intent of returning home that evening.
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Albany, Ore. – The Oregon Heritage Commission has chosen Albany as the first city designated an “Oregon Heritage All-Star Community.” Albany applied for the designation in September 2012 and will receive the designation formally at the November 7, 2012 Albany City Council meeting.
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Interstate 5 southbound lanes south of Albany were closed for about 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon following a near collision involving a driver experiencing a diabetic emergency.
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Albany, Ore. – In February 2012 the Albany Fire Department applied for a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire six firefighters. We were notified that we have received that grant.
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Albany, Ore. – At 3:44 p.m. today Jefferson Fire District was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on a corner of Santiam Bluffs Rd, Albany.
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s motorcycle-involved fatal traffic crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 about ten miles north of Albany. The motorcycle operator, who was an off-duty Marion County deputy, was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival from injuries received in the crash.
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Albany, Ore. – The Albany Fire Department responded to Crest Loop NW at approximately 2:35 p.m. to a reported house fire received from a 911 call. Firefighters arrived in approximately 4 minutes to find a two-story single-family home with fire showing on the deck and eves of the home. Firefighters cut a vent hole in the roof to remove any smoke and discovered the fire had spread into the attic. The fire was brought under control in approximately 15 minutes.
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