• 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.

Fire In Garage of Unknown Origin (Photo)

At 8:22 P.M. on April 26th, 2016 Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to their second possible structure fire of the day. Fire crews found a garage at 759 27th Avenue charged with heavy black smoke upon their arrival and 2 off duty firefighters directing crews to the believed origin. The fire appears to have started on top of an unused and disconnected washing machine in the rear of an attached garage. Residents of the house were made aware of the fire by seeing a small puff of smoke come through a hole used for utilities between the house and garage. Off duty firefighters in the neighborhood responded and were able to make access to the garage through a rear door and extinguish the majority of the flames with a garden hose, greatly reducing the amount of fire damage to the structure. Fire personnel ensured that the fire was extinguished, ventilated the structure and began the investigation. The origin is currently unknown but has not been ruled suspicious at this time. There was smoke damage throughout the garage and flame damage confined to the area directly around the washing machine. There were no injuries sustained.
Source: FlashAlert

Fire Destroys Shed and Camp Trailer (Photo)

At 5:55 P.M. on April 26th, 2016 Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to a structure fire at 1247 47th Avenue. They arrived to find a camp trailer and storage shed on fire behind the address. While deploying attack lines the fire momentarily spread to a standing fir tree and torched approximately 80 to 100 feet into the canopy but quickly subsided. Fire crews were able to extinguish the structure fire and prevent the remaining trees from becoming involved. No injuries were sustained and the cause of the fire is believed to be from the spread of burning weeds and grass for land maintenance purposes near the structure.
Source: FlashAlert

Fire destroys mobile home (Photo)

At 1656 today Sweet Home Fire District responded to a structure fire at 1530 tamarack space 18. 14 firefighters responded with three apparatus and extinguished the fire quickly. The vacant mobile home was destroyed but no injuries were sustained. The cause is suspicious and anyone with information regarding this ongoing investigation are asked to contact Sweet Home Police.
Source: FlashAlert

Burn pile spreads to neighbors property causing damage (Photo)

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a grass fire today on Marks Ridge Rd. in Sweet Home. The fire burned approximately 1/8th of an acre including one large oak tree. The fire began on a neighboring property where a burn pile got out of control. The person responsible for the fire did not call 911 to report it or notify authorities or the property owner that the fire was smoldering in the tree for several days. The two agencies extinguished the fire and the person responsible for the fire was cited.
Source: FlashAlert

Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance

In an emergency, please call 911.

1099 Long Street, Sweet Home, OR, 97386