Between July 17 and July 28, personnel from Scappoose Fire District responded to a variety of different calls for service, including 25 medical transports and 18 medical assessments that did not involve transport to the hospital.
Backyard burning is still banned, as Columbia County is still in the midst of fire season.
July 17 — Columbia River Highway: Firefighters extinguished an illegal burn and natural cover fire.
July 19 — Columbia River Highway: Firefighters responded to a report of illegal burning and extinguished a natural cover fire. An old burn pile keeps re-igniting and the problem is being handled by the Oregon Department of Forestry, Scappoose Fire District, the renter and property owner.
July 20 — SW 4th Street: Firefighters responde to a residential medical alarm activation and assisted a resident.
July 20 — Columbia River Highway: Firefighters responded to assist with a law enforcement request.
July 22 — 53197 Flint Drive: Firefighters responded to a structure fire reported by a neighbor who saw smoke from a residence. Firefighters arrived and found a vacant home’s the attic and eaves smoking. The home was vacant and for sale. The kitchen area and above the kitchen were significantly damaged. Investigation of the fire’s cause is being conducted by the homeowner’s insurance company. The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the structure. Twenty firefighters from Scappoose Fire District responded in two engines, on the water tender one utility truck, a medical unit and the rescue.
July 23 — Near Ellis Farm Road and East Honeyman Road: Firefighters were unable to locate a possible natural cover fire.
July 23 — Columbia River Highway and Havlik Drive: Crews responded to a non-injury motor vehicle crash.
July 24 — N. Honeyman Road and Freeman Road: Personnel responded to a non-injury motor vehicle crash.
July 24 — Shamrock Lane: Investigation of smoke in the area. The smoke turned out to be from smoker wood chips.
July 25 — Mobile Lane: Firefighters investigated possible illegal burning and found a legal recreational fire contained in a firepit.
July 25 — Columbia Avenue, in front of the Fire District: Personnel contacted Columbia River People’s Utility District about an arcing electrical line. They secured the area while waiting for CRPUD.
July 25 — All About Resale on Columbia River Highway: Firefighters investigated a report of possible illegal burning and extinguished the burn. The property owner was issued a violation for burning during fire season, not having a permit and burning at a commercial property.
July 25 — Dutch Canyon Road and Raymond Creek: Firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the area and found that it was a legal recreational fire.
July 25 — Elm Street and SE 8th Street: Firefighters were unable to locate a report of possible illegal burning.
July 26 — Dutch Canyon Road: Personnel extinguished smoldering papers in a burn barrel after investigating a report of illegal burning.
July 26 — Wagner Court and West Lane Road: Firefighters extinguished an illegal burn.
July 26 — NW Peak: Firefighters extinguished an illegal burn.