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Albany Fire Department responded to a 2nd Alarm Fire at 412 SE Scravel Hill Road, Linn County, Oregon at approximately 11:24 a.m. Truck 13, Ladder 11, Engine 12 and Brush Truck 14 worked the scene. Mutual Aid was requested due to the size of the fire. Lebanon Fire Department, Tangent Fire Department, Jefferson Fire Department, and Scio Fire Department responded with an engine and three tender trucks.
Upon arrival, Albany Fire Department found an active fire. Brush to the east of the home was burning south to Burkhart Creek and east to a neighboring plowed field. A large shop on the property was also on fire. Crews were able extinguish the fire, saving the shop and its contents. All crews cleared safely from the scene.
Property damage costs are unknown at this time and attempts to reach the property owner were unsuccessful at the time of this press release.