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News Releases
Corbett Fire District with Gresham Fire responds to Substation Fire in The Dallas - 07/18/18

At 2:00 AM on July 18, 2018 Corbett Fire District sent a  Corbett engine manned with two Corbett Firefighters along with two Gresham Firefighters to the Substation Fire in The Dallas, Oregon. The group is a part of a Strike Team that is composed of the City of Portland, Gresham, the Port of Portland, and the Corbett Fire District. The group will be responsible for the protection of structures.

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Corbett Fire District with Gresham Fire responds to Substation Fire in The Dallas (Photo) - 07/18/18

At 2:00 AM on July 18, 2018 Corbett Fire District  sent an engine manned with two Corbett firefighters and two Gresham firefighters  to the Substation Fire in The Dallas. The group is part of a Strike Team comprised of  the City of Portland, Gresham, Port of Portland, and Corbett Fire District. The group will be responsible for the protection of structures..

Attached Media Files: Corbett Fire
Death in Corbett House Fire - 07/12/18

Please see attached Press release

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Crews fight a wildfire on the Sandy River Delta (Photo) - 07/12/18

Corbett Fire has contained a 1-acre wildfire that started in a homeless camp on the Sandy River Delta. The was reported approximately 5:10 pm as smoke in the area call. Gresham Fire also responded. It was unclear where the fire was at first the west or the eastside of the Sandy River. Crews were able to pinpoint the location to the eastside in an area only accessible by raft. Corbett was able to deploy their raft carrying a portable pump and fire hose to the location. Crews used water from the Sandy River to extinguish the fire. Corbett and Gresham have responded to multiple calls in this area several large homeless camps are in the area.

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Body found in Corbett House Fire (Photo) - 07/12/18

Death in Corbett House Fire

 

Corbett Fire District responded on residential fire Tuesday morning (7/10/18) at 12:12 am. Three engines, two water tenders and a squad responded with 24 firefighters.

On arrival at 1220,  the small 1-1/2 story home was fully involved in fire and the roof was beginning to fail.

A neighbor indicated that there was a resident still inside the home.

After the fire was substantially knocked down, firefighters began to search for the missing resident and the cause of the fire. Due to information gathered on scene during our initial search, we decided to ask the Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Gresham Fire Department for fire cause determination assistance. We also advised the Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies on scene to notify their Detectives.

As investigators worked into Tuesday evening, a ladder truck was called in from Gresham to provide an overhead view of the scene.

Corbett Fire turned the scene over to OSFM Investigators at 11:30 Tuesday night.

The fire cause investigation is still ongoing.

The home valued at $250,000,  and contents valued at $125,000,  were totally destroyed.

Questions about the initial fire response can be directed to Corbett Fire Chief Dave Flood at 503-803-5244 or at chiefdist14@rconnects.com

Questions about the ongoing death investigation should be directed to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

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Corbett Fire District Launches Annual Volunteer Recruitment Drive (Photo) - 07/10/18

July 25 , 2018 is the date for the Information Meeting for people who are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter for the Corbett Fire District. The meeting will be held at the Corbett Fire Station (36930 East Historic Columbia River Highway) at 7:00PM.

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Corbett Fire District Announces that Rick Wunsch has been named Oregon Volunteer Firefighter of the Year 2018 (Photo) - 07/03/18

On June 29, 2018 the Oregon Volunteer Firefighter  Association announced at their annual banquet, in North Bend Oregon, that Rick Wunsch has been selected as the 2018 Volunteer Firefighter of the year for 2018.

Please see attached Press Release-Photo-Commendation letter-Contact info