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Columbia River Fire and Rescue Calls from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

During the week of Aug. 25 – Sept. 1, personnel from Columbia River Fire and Rescue responded to a variety of calls for assistance. These included the calls outlined below.
Aug. 25— Arnold Street, St. Helens— Crews responded to a field and structure fire reportedly set by juveniles. The fire burned up to the side of a building and scorched siding and windows. There was an estimated $11,000 in damage - $10,000 to structure and 1,000 to contents. No injuries were reported.
Aug. 25— 1300 Kaster Road, St. Helens— Firefighters responded to a small dust fire at Cascade Tissues machine that was extinguished by Cascade personnel. No damage was reported.
Aug. 25— 29063 Hirtzel Road in Goble— Crews responded to a structure fire in a 40-foot fifth wheel trailer. An electrical fire in the kitchen centered on the refrigerator. Firefighters extinguished the flames with about $5,000 damage to the trailer and $1,500 to the contents. No injuries were reported.
Aug. 26— Lemont Street and N. 5th Street, in St. Helens — Personnel responded to a brush fire that may have been started by juveniles. Crews found smoking materials and a lighter near the scene.
Aug. 27— Columbia River Highway and Chaney Lane in Deer Island— Crews responded to a report of a potential HAZMAT spill. A commercial driver had vented the small relief tank, leading to a small amount of ammonia being relased. There was no HAZMAT release.
Aug. 27— 34453 McGary Lane, Warren— Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire. A riding lawnmower caught fire after use. No injuries were reported.
Aug. 27 — 75252 Fernhill Road, Rainier—Personnel responded to a motor home fire where a 1986 Ford Shasta Econoline RV in a pole barn caught fire. The owner had attempted to start with starting fluid. Damage confined to the engine compartment. The amount of loss due to damage is undetermined. No injuries were reported.

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