Fire Consumes Home

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a fire late last night on Collard Lake Way.  SVFR and Western Lane Ambulance arrived at the home at 11:30 last night to find the structure fully involved.  The home was surrounded by dense foliage and trees.  Crews quickly contained the fire preventing it from spreading to the wooded areas around the house.  New Siuslaw fire chief Michael Schick was on the scene of the blaze.

“It did scorch some trees so we were really worried about it getting up into the trees.  The crews made a fantastic stop and they put a lot of water on it and everybody was safe, no injuries, so that’s always good.”

Chief Schick said there was a hydrant in the area which helped to quickly get the fire under control.  A young couple was renting the home.  The structure was a total loss.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.