Today at 2:23 pm Sweet Home Fire was dispatched to a vehicle fire at Calkins boat ramp near foster lake. Crews arrived to find a 1983 Chevrolet K1500 truck with fire in the engine compartment. As crews were extinguishing the fire the owner arrived from a hike. The cause of the fire was determined to be a result of an electrical problem.
Photo and following video courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry
Sweet Home firefighters responded to a car fire this morning on ames creek drive. The vehicle a late model Chevrolet equinox was well-involved when units arrived just minutes after the 911 call was placed. Bystanders and neighbors came out in large numbers to ensure that no one was in the vehicle. The vehicle appears to have been abandoned in the driveway of a tree farm just a few minutes before the fire was reported. No injuries were reported and the driver of the vehicle was not at the scene. Linn County Sherriff's Office is investigating. The fire was quickly brought under control by a single engine with 4 firefighters, a command vehicle was also on scene carrying an additional 2 personnel. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Linn County Sherriif's Office.