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SHFAD firefighters battle pair of blazes over two-day period


February 24, 2021

FIRE burns a trailer on Rowell Hill Road Feb. 18.

Sweet Home firefighters responded last week to two fires in the area.

The first, near the corner of 38th Avenue and Long Street, broke out Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, in a detached garage on a lot where a previous blaze had destroyed most of the house on Aug. 25, 2020.

"It was the same structure where there was the previous fire," said Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Chief Dave Barringer. He said firefighters got the first call at 10:29 a.m.

"It started as a small, miscellaneous fire, then was upgraded to a structure fire," Barringer said.

Two engines responded but only one was u...

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