541-367-5882

  • Serving the Sweet Home area



  • Chief Barringer

The mission statement of the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District is to provide for the protection of life and property that is threatened by fire, hazardous materials, accidents, disasters or medical emergencies. This will be carried out by a well-trained and well- equipped department that is responsive to the needs and desires of the citizens of the community.

Head-on collision closes highway 228 (Photo)

At 3:13 pm the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District was dispatched to a 2-vehicle collision southeast of town near the Holley Market. An engine, a heavy rescue, 2 ambulances, and 2 brush rigs responded from Sweet Home Fire. We were assisted by the Oregon Department of Forestry and REACH air ambulance. The drivers of both vehicles were injured, and there were no other occupants. One driver was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. After an extensive extrication, the other driver was transported by helicopter to Sacred Heart at River Bend in Eugene. The highway was completely blocked by the incident and the road was closed for close to an hour. ODOT crews worked quickly to re-open the road. During the incident a brush fire started approximately 1 mile east on hwy 228 caused by a down power line. Sweet Home Fire brush rigs responded from the scene of the crash along with the ODF units who were also on scene. Upon arrival of crews there were 4-5 foot flame lengths moving rapidly through tall grass. Due to the quick response, crews were able to bring the fire under control quickly, stopping it at approximately a quarter of an acre and protecting several nearby structures.
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Head-on collision closes highway 228 (Photo)

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Receptacle Fire Scorches Home (Photo)

Receptacle Fire Scorches Home (Photo)
At 4:06 pm this afternoon Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District was dispatched to a possible house fire at 1141 43rd Avenue. They arrived to find the home owner using a garden hose to douse the remnants of a fire that started in a disposal receptacle and had begun to burn the outside of the home. H

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Receptacle Fire Scorches Home (Photo)

At 4:06 pm this afternoon Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District was dispatched to a possible house fire at 1141 43rd Avenue. They arrived to find the home owner using a garden hose to douse the remnants of a fire that started in a disposal receptacle and had begun to burn the outside of the home. He stated that he had gone outside and found his garbage and yard debris receptacles engulfed in flames up against his house. He grabbed his garden hose and began to spray water on the fire as someone else called 911. The fire damaged the exterior cement siding and a window on the west side of the residence. The fire is believed to have started from some rags and cardboard in the receptacle that were used to clean up deck stain earlier in the day. The cement siding and the home owner’s quick reaction were contributing factors in the stop of fire spread. This event serves as a reminder that care should be taken when disposing of rags used to clean wood stains and treatment oils. With linseed oil and other oils used to finish wood, including some exterior deck sealers and wood stains, heat is generated during the drying process. This heat is a result of oxidation and will cause spontaneous combustion. Spontaneous combustion of oil soaked rags can be avoided by following these steps: 1)Immerse item(s) in water in a metal container and seal with an air tight lid. 2)After soaking in water, allow item(s) to fully air dry by laying FLAT on a non-combustible surface. (Be sure to air dry safely away from any buildings or other combustible items.) 3)Once air dry, the item can be safely stored or discarded.
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Receptacle Fire Scorches Home (Photo)

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Crescent Hill Brush Fire (Photo)

Crescent Hill Brush Fire (Photo)
Sweet Home Fire District and the Oregon Department of forestry responded to a reported brush fire in the area of hwy 228 and Cresent Hill. Four apparatus from Sweet Home fire and six from ODF found a .12 acre brush fire burning up hill in tall grass and brush. The fire was extinguished rapidly and O

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Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance

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1099 Long Street, Sweet Home, OR, 97386