A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

After training, ashes and a wisp of smoke

Written April 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Well, that answers that. As you can see, the “live fire training” by Albany firefighters Saturday pretty much left only debris.

Deputies investigate straw fire on Riverside

Written October 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When I read online about the fire of the big stack of straw southwest of Albany Monday, I wondered what could have caused it. So far the cause is undetermined, and Linn County detectives are trying to find what it was.

What happened here? A fire on June 10

Written June 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The hill on the south side of the Pacific Boulevard overpass bears the obvious traces of a recent fire. I could not help noticing this on Monday when I rode on the pathway between Albany Station and Swanson Park.

On the riverfront beat, a case of false alarm

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It looked like a serious situation, and it could have been, with Albany police and the fire department deployed on the banks of the Willamette River and a drone flying overhead.

Owners plan to rebuild fire-damaged fourplex

Written July 5th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The two-story building with four apartments at Ferry Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Albany has stood there for 76 years. A fire nearly destroyed it on the Fourth of July, but the owners say they will rebuild.

When the ride seems like a cure

Written January 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You can’t know how excellent a service the ambulance crews of the Albany Fire Department provide until you try it out. Twice in the last two weeks I had the unwelcome opportunity to do just that.

Fire prevention: Overpass slope cleared of brush

Written May 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Part of the Pacific Boulevard overpass in Albany looks different these days: It has been cleared of most of the vegetation that made the place a fire danger in dry years, as it did last summer.

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