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Firefighters called to two accidental fires this weekend

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

A small home and carport were destroyed after a series of accidents.

Early Saturday morning, May 4, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a call for firefighters, which they thought might be an illegal burn. But when the teams arrived, they found a complex series of accidents and a vacant house on fire.

Two excavators were on the property preparing to clear around the house near milepost 193 on Highway 101. They had started a campfire in a carport because of the early morning cold, but the fire got out of hand and quickly spread. One excavator tried to knock down the carport with his excavator but that only further spread the fire, which had reached the house.

After SVFR arrived, the excavator

For the complete article see the 05-08-2013 issue.

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