Fatal Fire at 417 SE 6th (Photo)
This morning at 6:41 a fire was reported from the Pacific overpass where someone saw smoke coming from an apartment complex located at 417 SE 6th Ave. Arriving fire department personnel saw flames and smoke coming from the top story of the apartment building. There were 10 apartments, two were vacant. Seven people were evacuated and one person died. The Red Cross was called to assist the occupants of the apartments.
Estimated loss is 300,000.00. Albany Fire department had 28 personnel at the scene while Corvallis Fire Department and Tangent Fire Department covered calls in the city.
Albany Fire Department and Albany Police Department are working together investigating the cause of the fire.
Safety Camp Openings (Photo)
There are still some spots available for the second Safety Camp of 2014. Safety Camp is for kids going into 4th, 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2014. Safety Camp is July 28-31 at South Albany High School. You can register at that Boys and Girls Club located at 1215 SE Hill St. The cost of camp is 35.00 and that includes, swimming every day, snacks and lunch, a field trip, t-shirts and great safety information. Scholarships are available.
Safety Camp is sponsored by Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department, Greater Albany Public Schools, Albany Community Pool and the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.