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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Saturday October 24, 2020 - 6:44 AM
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DALLAS, Oregon - Just before 10:30 AM on October 22, 2020 Dallas, Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley Fire District personnel were dispatch to a structure fire in the 3400 block of Liberty Rd. outside of Dallas. Due to the building being reported as a hay barn, the incident commander requested additional resources from prior to arrival. Personnel arrived to find a barn filled with smoke and fire coming from the barn with a residence two feet from the barn. All structures were evacuated prior to personnel arriving.

The fire was contained to one side of the barn, with the majority of the contents of the barn being salvaged. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office. However, it was confirmed that wet hay was not the cause of this fire. Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office will continue to investigate this fire in the coming days. Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley personnel would like to thank Dallas Fire, Falls City Fire, Polk Co. #1, Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office for their assistance during this incident.

Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley Fire District personnel would like to remind the public, as the temperatures drop, to properly maintain heating appliances. This includes proper cleaning of appliances, preventative maintenance of appliances and safe storage of matches and lighters.