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Improper wiring ignites marijuana grow causing significant damage to home (Photo)

On Saturday May 13th at 6:09 pm the Sweet Home Fire District received a report of a structure fire at 40812 Highway 228. When crews arrived the homeowner reported that there was a fire in his upstairs marijuana grow room. With assistance from Lebanon Fire crews were able to knock the fire down within one hour. One apparatus remained on scene throughout the night extinguishing hot spots hidden in void spaces. These void spaces were caused by multiple additions through the home which complicated firefighting efforts. The fire caused significant damage to the home and most of the contents were damage by smoke. This morning a joint investigation was conducted to determine the cause of the fire. Investigators from the Oregon State Police, Oregon State Fire Marshal, Linn County Sheriff’s office, and Linn-Benton Fire Investigation Team concluded that the fire was caused by improper use of extension cords which ran the high power marijuana grow lamps. Extension cords are not intended for permanent use and please be cautious to no overload electrical circuits.
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Improper wiring ignites marijuana grow causing significant damage to home (Photo)

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Life-saving app comes to Linn County

Life-saving app comes to Linn County
A phone-based app that alerts CPR-trained citizens to nearby heart attack emergency calls is finally a reality in Linn County.

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Calkins Boat ramp truck fire. (Photo)

Calkins Boat ramp truck fire. (Photo)
Today at 2:23 pm Sweet Home Fire was dispatched to a vehicle fire at Calkins boat ramp near foster lake. Crews arrived to find a 1983 Chevrolet K1500 truck with fire in the engine compartment. As crews were extinguishing the fire the owner arrived from a hike. The cause of the fire was determined

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Calkins Boat ramp truck fire. (Photo)

Today at 2:23 pm Sweet Home Fire was dispatched to a vehicle fire at Calkins boat ramp near foster lake. Crews arrived to find a 1983 Chevrolet K1500 truck with fire in the engine compartment. As crews were extinguishing the fire the owner arrived from a hike. The cause of the fire was determined to… Read More

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Firefighters extinguish car fire amidst the falling snow (Photo)

Firefighters extinguish car fire amidst the falling snow (Photo) Sweet Home firefighters responded to a car fire this morning on ames creek drive. The vehicle a late model Chevrolet equinox was well-involved when units arrived just minutes after the 911 call was placed. Bystanders and neighbors came out in large numbers to ensure that no… Read More

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Firefighters extinguish car fire amidst the falling snow (Photo)

Sweet Home firefighters responded to a car fire this morning on ames creek drive. The vehicle a late model Chevrolet equinox was well-involved when units arrived just minutes after the 911 call was placed. Bystanders and neighbors came out in large numbers to ensure that no one was in the vehicle. The vehicle appears to… Read More

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FOX 12 Oregon

FOX 12 Oregon It’s our favorite morning of the year! Watch as we fill up the studio with toy donations from Les Schwab Tire Centers! Read More

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Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance

In an emergency, please call 911.

1099 Long Street, Sweet Home, OR, 97386