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SW Dupee Valley Rd. Fire
SW Dupee Valley Rd. Fire
Updated Press Release: Two Alarm House Fire on SW Dupee Valley Rd. (Photo) - 01/18/20

Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley crews were dispatched to a possible structure fire on SW Dupee Valley Rd. just after 5 PM on Saturday, January 18th. The call came in from a neighbor who had witnessed flames coming through the roof of a 2,000 square foot farmhouse. A Sheridan engine was first to arrive on scene. They found the farmhouse was fully involved and began their attack on the fire to protect surrounding structures. Command was established shortly after the first engine arrived by Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley's Battalion Chief and the fire was upgraded to a second alarm fire. Crews continued to remain on scene late in the evening to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. The Yamhill County fire investigations team will continue their investigations to determine a cause in the coming days. The farmhouse was deemed a total loss and one civilian was treated on the scene, unrelated to the fire. 

Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley Districts would like to thank Amity Fire District, Dallas Fire Department and McMinnville Fire Department for their assistance in fighting the fire and district coverage. Updated information to come, pending the results of the investigation.

 

UPDATE: The cause of the fire remains unknown after investigation, however the cause is not thought to be suspicious. The residents were not home and their dog was outside at the time of the fire. They have relocated to a relatives home for now. 

Attached Media Files: SW Dupee Valley Rd. Fire
Chimney Fire in Sheridan - 01/02/20

Just before 3:30 PM on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley crews were dispatched to a chimney fire in Sheridan. Fortunately, the fire was quickly extinguished without further damage and crews were able to clear from the scene prior to 4:00 PM.

This is the second heating appliance related fire that our crews have responded to in the last week. We want to emphasize the importance of maintaining and cleaning these appliances properly for your saftey and ours. 

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Pellet stove causes fire in Polk County (Photo) - 12/29/19

At around 4:00 PM Sunday, December 29th, 2019, Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley crews were dispatched to a potential chimney fire on Pioneer Rd. outside of Dallas, OR. Upon arrival, crews found a small fire under a pellet stove. The fire had been caused by the pellet stove having been improperly installed. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and had cleared from the scene before 5:00 PM. Fortunately, there was very little damage. We want to remind the public to only use heating equipment and appliances that have been properly installed and maintained.

Attached Media Files: Pioneer_Rd_2.jpg , Pioneer_Rd_1.jpg