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Chapman Road Fatal House Fire in Scappoose (Photo) - 02/14/20


            Jennifer Motherway, Public Information Officer

Date: February 14, 2020


Chapman Road Fatal House Fire

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at approximately 2:47am, Scappoose Fire District responded to a structure fire call at 28313 Chapman Road in Scappoose, reported by a neighbor. Upon arrival we found a triple wide manufactured home with heavy smoke on the front side of the structure, and large flames on the rear side, fully engulfed. We used defensive tactics to put the fire out due to the fire involvement and partial roof collapse. The response time was approximately fifteen minutes due to the rural nature of the location.

Once personnel were able to control the fire, we located one person who was deceased. Our fire investigation team along with Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon State Police and ATF are still conducting an investigation surrounding the cause of the fire and the person found deceased inside.

We responded with, two (2) Chief Officers, fourteen (13) Firefighters, two (2) water tenders, one (1) engine, one (1) squad vehicle, one (1) support vehicle as well as our fire investigation team. Mist-Birkenfeld also responded with one (1) water tender. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon State Police and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) also responded to the incident.

Any additional questions should be directed to Chief Deputy Ryan Murphy with Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at 503-366-4636.

Attached Media Files: Chapman_2.jpg , Chapman_Road_Fire.jpg
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