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Crews respond to two house fires in Albany

The causes of both fires are undetermined at this time.

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 12:32 PM

ALBANY, Ore. -- Firefighters responded to two house fires in the same shift, the Albany Fire Department said.

The causes of both fires are undetermined at this time.

Crews first responded to the 1000 block of 7th Avenue SE at about 5:45 p.m. on Sunday.

The residents evacuated the home safely, but a dog died in the fire. One firefighter was injured but able to go home, fire officials said.
Officials said the fire was out by about 6:30 p.m.

If you were near the fire before crews arrived, officials ask that you contact Deputy Fire Marshal Lora Ratcliff at 541-917-7728.

The second fire was reported at about 6:15 a.m. on Monday. Crews responded to 2200 block of Salem Avenue SE and quickly got the fire under control, officials said.

No residents were present at the time of the fire, which officials said started inside the home.

The Lebanon Fire Department and off-duty firefighters assisted with covering emergency calls.

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