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661 Chemawa Rd NE
Keizer, OR 97303
Phone: 503-390-9111
Fax: 503-390-8299
Contact: Fire Chief Jeff Cowan
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mon-Fri
Keizer Fire District
661 Chemawa Road NE
Keizer, Oregon 97303
PHONE: 503-390-9111
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Westridge CT N House Fire - July 14th, 2008

Nature of Call: House Fire

Date: July 14th, 2008

Time of Call: 4:09 pm

End of Call: 7:55 pm

Location: 6828 Westridge CT N

Units on Scene: Duty 381, Engine 355, Engine 365, Engine 375, Support 384, Engine 385, Medic 35, Ladder 358, Fire Marshal 372, Support 384, Medic 32 (MCFD #1), Engine 725 (MCFD #1), Quick Response Unit 724 (MCFD #1), Air 1 (Salem Fire), Engine 2 (Salem Fire), Engine 305 (MCFD #1), Squad 304 (MCFD #1). Woodburn Fire moved up Station 350.

Info: Report of trees and fence on fire. D381 reports smoke showing from 1.5 miles away at 4:12 PM. 2nd alarm at 4:16PM. D381 arrives to find bushes on fire that spread to two residential structures resulting in considerable damage to the homes.

Fire District Actions: Setup safe area, begin extinguishing & ventilating fire, establish RIT (Rapid Intervention Team), and investigate fire. Transported two firefighters to Salem Hospital for heat exhaustion.

Cause: Juveniles with legal fireworks. Fireworks came into contact with landscaping.

Dollar Loss: $200,000+

Click on photos for larger view or check slide show checkbox for automated show. Note: photos may not be in exact sequence of incident due to multiple cameras.

Note: First 6 photos courtesy of Keizertimes



Venting the roof
MCFD #1 firefighters ventilating roof

Venting the roof
MCFD #1 firefighters ventilating roof

Venting the roof
MCFD #1 firefighters ventilating roof

Manpower pool
Firefighters standing by in manpower pool

Manpower pool
Firefighters standing by in manpower pool

Manpower pool
Firefighters standing by in manpower pool

Fenceline
Fenceline between house on Westridge & house on Russett

Rear yard
Rear yard of 6828 Westridge CT N. White stuff is foam used to help penetrate burned material

Side yard
Side yard between 6828 & 6838 Westridge CT N

Garage siding
Fire-damaged garage siding at 6828 Westridge CT N

Tool shed
Tool shed at 6828 Westridge CT N

Siding of 6838 Westridge CT N
South end of 6838 Westridge CT N

Siding of 6838 Westridge CT N
South end of 6838 Westridge CT N looking northwest

Front of 6838 Westridge
Front of 6838 Westridge CT N

Rear of 6838 Westridge
Rear of 6838 Westridge CT N

Shed
Shed on Fenwick, damaged by fire, This property abuts the properties of 6828 & 6838 Westridge CT N

Side by side view
House on the left is 6828 Westridge CT N & the house on the right is 6828 Westridge CT N

Tarps
Firefighters covered furniture to prevent damage

Bathroom
Bathroom with sheetrock & insulation pulled down to find and extinguish fire

Attic space
6838 Westridge CT N had fire throughout attic space

Trusses & joists
Burned trusses and joists

Attic space
More burned attic space

Bathroom
Bathroom after sheetrock & insulation pulled down to extinguish fire

Bathroom
Bathroom after sheetrock & insulation pulled down to extinguish fire

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