During the week of July 28-Aug. 1, the Scappoose Fire District responded to a variety of calls for assistance. These included the calls outlined below as well as 13 medical transports to hospitals and three non-transport calls for medical assessment.
July 29 — JP West Road: Firefighter extinguished a smoldering stump that had been part of an old burn pile that re-ignited.
July 30 — SE 4th and SE Elm Streets: Firefighters were unable to locate a report of smoke in the area.
July 30 — McKay Road: Firefighters responded and extinguished an illegal backyard burn. The resident was issued a notice of violation.
July 31— Fred Meyer: Firefighters extinguished an 8’ by 44 barkdust fire.
July 31 — Victorian Senior Apartments, Scappoose: Firefighters’ response was cancelled prior to arrival after a commercial fire alarm turned out to be a false alarm.
Aug. 1 — JP West Road and Mountain View Road: Firefighters were unable to locate a natural cover fire reportedly caused by lightning.
Aug. 1 — West Lane Road: Firefighters responded to a report of a tree struck by lightning and found that the rain had extinguished the flames.
Aug. 1 — NW EJ Smith Road: Firefighters were unable to locate a natural cover fire reportedly caused by lightning.
Aug. 1— Wikstrom Road: Firefighters responded to a fully-involved structure fire that was caused by a lightning strike to a tree. The fire from the tree spread to the barn. There was no equipment in the barn, but a small amount of hay.
Aug. 1 — Skyline and Rocky Point and Callahan: Firefighters responded to multiple lightning fires in very remote areas. The small fires were extinguished, but larger fires took an extended amount of time to find because there are no access roads. Firefighters turned several fire scenes over to the control of the Oregon Department of Forestry.