Fire destroys vacant house near Sweet Home


January 12, 2022

Scott Swanson

Multiple agencies battle an early morning fire Thursday, Jan. 6, that destroyed a vacant home on 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. 

SHFAD immediately dispatched an engine, an ambulance, two water tenders, a ladder truck and three chief officers.

The structure was fully involved when the first unit arrived, according to a SHFAD news release that described flames 10 to 12 feet above the home’s roof and venting out t...

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