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Fire guts Sheridan home and adjoining garage Saturday night

Aug 11, 2012 | 13 Comments

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09:37 pm - Sat, August 11 2012
oldeee said:
Can someone out there enlighten me as to why a ladder truck had to come from Dallas when there is one 4 miles away in Willamina and another 14 miles and better roads to McMinnville? oldeee
02:03 pm - Sun, August 12 2012
badger325 said:
Not sure about West Valley Fire.. But as far as McMinnville goes, their ladder does not have a water line going to the top. Polk County has a platform that has a nozzle on it that can spray water from almost 100 feet in the air.
07:10 am - Mon, August 13 2012
oldeee said:
As to the Mac ladder truck, you are techinally correct in that the water line goes only to about the 96 foot level. Go have a look. oldeee
08:21 am - Mon, August 13 2012
Michael Tubbs Sr said:
"Go have a look."

Good idea, oldseee. Perhaps you might take your tape-measure to Willamina's engine house for a lookseee, and while you're there, be sure to enquire as to why their ladder truck wasn't a part of the Saturday night response.
08:15 pm - Mon, August 13 2012
oldeee said:
Word at the fire district seems to be that Sheridan specifically asked for the Dallas truck rather than one that was only 4 miles away.
08:47 pm - Mon, August 13 2012
skull crusher said:
That is odd. Someone should investigate that. lol
10:56 pm - Mon, August 13 2012
Wulfstan NW said:
Perhaps they were holding Willamina in reserve to cover any other local emergencies, since every truck in Sheridan was out?
07:22 am - Tue, August 14 2012
Michael Tubbs Sr said:
skull crusher,

I'll ask my neighbor 'The Coon Whisperer' (he's a fireman) , and if it's not classified information, I'll get back to ya.
07:41 am - Thu, August 16 2012
Manup said:
"coon whisperer". Even not knowing the background to that, it's funny.

IF this is the same ire, and I believe it is, there was some issues with a local gal who posted some pcs on ER FB page. Apparently someone affiliated with the house took offense and she took the pics back off her page.

Odd behavior, but glad to see the NR ran the story.
11:44 am - Thu, August 16 2012
Michael Tubbs Sr said:
He's been our neighbor for three years now, and I'd been holding back on hanging a nickname on him until just recently.
10:53 am - Mon, August 20 2012
Zen said:
Michael Tubbs Sr, i gotta say, your posts often make me laugh!

Hope they have insurance!
10:53 am - Mon, August 20 2012
Zen said:
...and I'm glad no one was hurt
04:17 pm - Wed, August 22 2012
Michael Tubbs Sr said:
Me, too.

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