Fire destroys unoccupied house near Sweet Home


January 5, 2022

Provided by Sweet Home Fire District

Four agencies work early Thursday morning at the scene of an unoccupied-house fire in the 40000 block of Highway 228 south of Sweet Home.

A two-alarm fire Thursday morning, Jan. 6, destroyed an unoccupied house in the 40000 block of Hwy. 228 south of Sweet Home.

According to the Sweet Home Fire District, a passerby reported the incident shortly after 3:40 a.m., describing flames in the structure's second story and vehicles in the driveway. The agency immediately dispatched an engine, an ambulance, two water tenders, a ladder truck and three chief officers.

The first unit came upon a fully involved conflagration with, as a news release stated, flames 10 to 12 feet above the home's roof and venting out the windows. A second ala...

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