Residents Fight House Fires In Tiny Oregon Town

 Friday, January 2, 2015


Residents of a Central Oregon town turned out in subzero weather Wednesday morning to battle a fire that destroyed three dwellings. Crook County sheriff’s Sgt. James Savage tells KTVZ-TV it was minus 11 in Paulina when fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. Savage says nobody was hurt seriously as a family of four fled their home. The fire spread to a vacant house and to a duplex, where the only resident escaped. Savage says residents used a bulldozer and other equipment to move propane tanks, knock down trees that could have spread the fire, and heap snow on the flames — saving at least three more buildings.