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Police chief: Fires prompted nearly 1,000 calls to SH cops

The Sweet Home Police Department received 996 calls related to the fires in early September, Police Chief Jeff Lynn told City Council members at their Sept. 22 meeting.

Councilors Diane Gerson, Lisa Gourley, Mayor Greg Mahler, Dave Trask, and Cortney Nash attended the meeting, with Councilor James Goble calling in remotely and Susan Coleman absent.

Lynn said the fire-related calls came from “community members looking for answers, and looking for directions.”

The busiest call times the department had recorded before that were from an Oregon Jamboree, he said, which got to 325 calls. T...