Florence Oregon Kite Surfer

Fire Quickly Quelled; Sheriff Seeks Volunteers; Vintage Trailers; Gas Still Volatile; Sneaker Waves

Fire Quickly Quelled

Yesterday morning Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue was called at 6:23 to respond to a fire on Tiernan Road.  They were met by loggers and told that a piece of equipment with 140 gallons of diesel was fully engulfed in flames about a three miles up the road.  Chief Michael Schick said the area was difficult to reach and trails had to be cut through about a half mile of brush to reach it.  Over 6000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze, but SVFR was able to bring it under control.  They were able to turn the scene over to the Oregon Department of Forestry by mid morning.  No injuries were reported and logging company personnel helped by placing containment dams around the vehicle to help with runoff.

Sheriff Seeks Volunteers

The Lane County Sheriff’s office is holding three meetings to look for volunteers for their Search and Rescue teams.  Informational meetings will be conducted in Eugene at the Sheriff’s Office in Harris Hall, tomorrow, October 17th, Wednesday, October 23rd, and Saturday October 26th.  they are looking for individuals that are experienced in outdoor activities who exhibit a positive attitude and are community service oriented.  Teams they are looking to expand include the Lane County Sheriff’s mounted Posse, Ground Search and Rescue, and Eugene Mountain Rescue.  Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

Vintage Trailers

This Saturday is the Go with the Flo Vintage Trailer Rally.  The event will be held in the Port of Siuslaw Campground in Old Town from Noon until 3pm.  Over 50 of the rarest trailers on the west coast will be onsite from a nostalgic era of the 50’s and 60’s.

Gas Still Volatile

Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon says Florence and the rest of the west should see some relief from gas prices as soon as supplies start to increase.  California, Washington and Oregon have seen significant increases to fuel prices while the rest of the country is seeing prices go down.  Crude prices remain relatively low and west coast refineries reported a 10% jump in production this week.

Sneaker Waves

Be careful on the beaches for the next several days.  High surf will make conditions dangerous for beach goers and the potential for sneaker waves increase with storms ready to hit the coast.  Yesterday south of Coos Bay about a dozen people narrowly escaped a large sneaker wave that was caught on camera and posted to Facebook.