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Passerby saves home from fire


September 6, 2016

A homeowner stopped a fire Monday afternoon thanks to a passerby, who stopped and alerted the occupants that the porch was on fire.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to the fire at 38230 Hwy. 228 at about 3 p.m. The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived because the homeowner had extinguished it with a garden hose.

The two occupants were able to contain the fire to the porch before it spread into the house.

At about 6:40 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a house on fire on Highway 20 near milepost 24. A passerby reported it to 9-1-1 but did not stop.


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