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Hood River City Council paid tribute to its out-going fire chief Monday, passing a resolution stating Chief Devon Wells “devoted time, talents and energy to the Hood River Fire Department for more than 16 years.”
#Wells will remain in Odell and volunteer with his home Wy’East Fire District as well as HRFD, and plans to both work in fire service specialty areas and to spend more time with the family orchard operation.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 1:45:40 AM - SOURCE: Hood River News
The Oregon Department of Forestry says there are four helicopters and three air tankers controlling the flames in the Cleveland Ridge Fire.
As soon as smoke was spotted just after 4 p.m. on August 22, the air crews were immediately called out.
Brian Ballou is the fire prevention specialist ODF and says air crews are always the first to get called out.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 6:47:43 AM - SOURCE: KTVL-TV Channel 10
Authorities blocked off Botkin Road in Philomath for several hours Tuesday evening in response to a report of dangerous chemicals inside a vehicle. Responding officials found a man dead inside the vehicle, and said the incident appeared to be a suicide.
Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies and Philomath firefighters responded at around 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2016 2:42:06 AM - SOURCE: Corvallis Gazette-Times