The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Six-plus acres of forestland burn east of SH in early-season wildfire


April 12, 2016

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS open a door to the shop at the site of the Soda Fork fire. Firefighters extinguished a fire on the roof of shop, and they went into the building to make sure it was not burning inside.

Local firefighters stop-ped a 6.3-acre wildland fire Thursday near the intersection of Soda Fork Road and Highway 20.

The fire almost reached the edge of the Menagerie Wilderness but was primarily contained on private property.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District was first to respond to the fire. Personnel had already been en route to a reported crash on Highway 20 east of Cascadia when that call was canceled and they received a report at approximately 3:24 p.m. of a structure fire further east, near mile marker 53.

The property, owned by Betsy Gardner Sharp, is located immediately t...

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