CHIMNEY FIRE DAMAGES SISTERS HOME

Date of First Incident: 4/10/18

Time of Alarm: 6:18 p.m.

Address: 468 S. Cedar Street

 

A chimney fire that spread to a shake roof was swiftly extinguished thanks to a neighbor’s quick call to 911, and an immediate response by Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District.  Renters and pets evacuated the home and began to apply water to the fire that had spread to the shake roof, while firefighters responded.  First arriving units found a fire involving the roofing material near an operating chimney.  The fire, approximately 20×30 feet in area was quickly extinguished with no damage to the living area of the home.  Damage is estimated to be approximately $5,000.

 

Fire crews removed burnt shingles and applied plastic to the damaged roof to help protect the structure from weather until new roofing materials can be applied.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to be related to the wood stove, which was in use at the time of the fire.  The home did have working smoke alarms, but did not alert the renters likely due to the fire being on the exterior of the home.  As a reminder, chimneys and vents need to be cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year.

 

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District responded with four emergency vehicles and ten personnel.  Additional units from Black Butte Ranch and Cloverdale Fire Districts also responded to the fire but were canceled prior to arrival.

 

For more information please contact the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District at 541-549-0771.

 

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