Fireworks put Lorane on high alert with residents fearing the worst

The sheriff's office did a reverse 911 call telling residents to stay indoors until they were given the all-clear.

Posted: Dec 7, 2018 6:20 PM

LORANE, Ore. -- A man setting off fireworks in Lorane caused the Lane County Sheriff's office to respond in force Friday afternoon.

Deputies, along with state troopers, responded to the small community after reports of gunshots. One caller reported a man walking down the street with a gun, officials said.

"It just went bang bang bang," said one Lorane resident who didn't want to give her name. "I got up and looked outside to see what was going on and it was awfully close to the house."

Within minutes the sheriff's office did a reverse 911 call telling residents to stay indoors until they were given the all-clear.

"I got a text saying there was a dangerous guy on the loose that had a gun and my wife was texting me saying there were all these policemen," David Langstraat said.

Deputies said the fireworks were set off by a man who they say has been known to cause trouble. No arrests have been made, but deputies said they are looking at filing charges against the man.

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