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McMinnville Fire Department Responds to a Fatal Apartment Fire - 12/04/17

McMinnville Fire Department received a report of a commercial structure fire located at Park Place Apartments, 230 SE Evans ST. McMinnville. Dispatch received multiple calls about the fire at 9:35 PM on the 3rd of December.

Responding units arrived to find a six unit apartment with heavy smoke and flames coming from the windows and door of a second floor unit. First arriving crews knocked the fire down in the stairwell and proceeded to contain the fire in the apartment where the fire originated. The same units then conduct search and rescue operations. Second in units evacuated the adjacent apartments. The majority of the fire damage was contained to the apartment of origin. The last operational units cleared the scene at 1:07 AM

The occupant of the apartment where the fire originated was found deceased. The name is not being released until the next of kin can be notified.
Medics treated and transported one resident from an adjacent apartment for exposure to smoke.

All occupants of the six units were displaced for the night. Red Cross was contacted to assist. Three units were damaged by smoke and flame. Cause of the fire is still under investigation.

McMinnville responded with 6 units and 28 personnel. Automatic and Mutual Aid partners included, Amity, Lafayette, Dundee, and TVF&R.

McMinnville Fire Responds to Residential Structure Fire - 11/22/17

McMinnville Fire Department responded to the report of Structure Fire at 910 NE 4th ST. at 0750.
Units arrived to find heavy smoke from the roof of the home. Occupants had evacuated from the building. Fire crews worked to locate the fire in the attic of the residence. Fire attack contained the fire to the attic level. Damage is heavy the area that the fire originated in.
Estimated loss is $40,000
McMinnville Fire Department responded with 5 apparatus and 20 personnel to the scene. The last operations units were cleared at 11:22 AM
Cause of the fire appears to be an electrical failure in the ceiling. The residence did not have a working smoke detector in the home.
Remember that smoke detector save lives. Make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home and that you remember test and maintain them properly.

McMinnville Community Hit with Two Structure Fires within 90 Minutes - 11/19/17

McMinnville Fire Department received reports of two structure fires within 90 minutes on Saturday.
The first was a residential structure fire at 1045 SE Ford ST at 1351. Responding units arrived to heavy smoke from the front of a boarded up fraternity house near Lindfield College. Someone has forced entry into the building. The fire was located and contained to the basement in a pile of carpet and a couch.
Cause of the Fire is under investigation.
Units from Amity and West Valley were dispatched to assist in coverage of McMinnville during the fire.
The second fire was reported at 1517 while McMinnville units were still working on the original fire. The fire was located at 1925 NE McDonald Lane. Truck 8 from West Valley was the first unit to arrive on scene. Units from Amity, Lafayette and Carlton also responded to the scene to assist.
First arriving units saw smoke coming from the vents of the house. Firefighters conducted search of the home and located the sole occupant inside the residence. The 71 year old female was deceased when the firefighters located her. The fire was quickly extinguished and the Yamhill County Fire Investigation Team is currently investigating the cause. The Name of the deceased is being withheld until her next of kin can be notified.