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News Release
Fire Crews Respond to Two Residential Fires (Photo) - 08/19/19

Albany Fire Department responded to two separate residential fires overnight, requiring the City to request coverage from Lebanon Fire and call back from off-duty firefighters to cover new emergency calls.

The first structure fire was reported on August 18, 2019, at 5:46 p.m. at 1027 7th Avenue SE.  Smoke from this fire was highly visible in town.  When crews arrived the front of the home was fully involved with flames.  Crews were able to extinguish the fire by 6:31 p.m.  One firefighter was injured but was able to go home.  All residents evacuated the home and were safe.  A pet dog did not survive the fire. Crews remained on scene for the remainder of the night.  This morning, fire investigators began working to determine the cause of the fire.  If you were near this fire prior to Albany Fire arriving, please contact Deputy Fire Marshal Lora Ratcliff at 541-917-7728.

A second structure fire was reported on August 19, 2019, at 6:12 a.m. at 2225 Salem Avenue SE. Firefighters quickly had this fire under control and no firefighter were injured. Homeowners were not present at the time of the fire.  The fire started inside the home and investigators are currently working to determine the cause.  

It is uncommon for Albany Fire to receive two first alarm structure fires in the same shift.  The Department has mutual aid agreements with surrounding agencies to request additional resources.  Lebanon  Fire responded to one medical call within the City of Albany and transported a patient to a local hospital.  


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