A Falls City firefighter works to put out a house fire on Tuesday afternoon.
As of Thursday, November 16, 2017
FALLS CITY – A home in Falls City is uninhabitable following a fire on Tuesday afternoon.
Falls City Fire was dispatched to the blaze on North Main Street just after noon, according to a Falls City Fire Department press release.
The four occupants of the house were not home at the time of the fire. People driving by on North Main spotted the fire and called 911.
Additional crews from Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District and Polk County Fire No. 1 were requested to help put out the fire.
“The house was damaged 75 to 80 percent,” said Megan Sykes, the Falls City Fire spokeswoman. “All four occupants have had to find other places to stay. They will not be able to return to the home.”
Frink’s General Store is collecting cash donations to help the victims of the fire. Sykes said the local community is assisting them with donations of clothes, furniture and other necessities.
Twenty-one firefighters responded to the blaze. No one was injured in the fire.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and is under investigation by the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, Sykes said.