Smoldering Shop Fire Causes Extensive Damage


October 10, 2018


Fire Chief Andrew Smith

(541) 747-3104

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Smoldering Shop Fire Causes Extensive Damage

Quick Action by Residents Prevents Serious Fire

Shortly before 6 AM this morning, crews from Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue with assistance from mutual aid, responded to a reported structure fire in a shop on the property at 37375 Immigrant Rd in Pleasant Hill.

On arrival, crews found a large residential pole building with extensive smoke and heat damage inside. The building had signs of smoldering hot spots and embers in various locations but most of the active fire had died down. The resident at the property had located the fire and used a series of household fire extinguishers to extinguish as much fire as possible in the main work area. Firefighters used hand tools to open void spaces while evaluating with thermal imaging cameras to check for further hot spots. The fire was ruled under control within 15 minutes of arrival.

Due to the very sealed construction, the building maintained a high level of heat inside the structure which caused extensive heat damage to contents throughout. Fortunately, the fire smoldered through much of the incident and failed to spread any further. There were no injuries reported and current damage estimates are unavailable.

Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue responded with 3 engines, 1 tender and 1 Chief and were assisted by South Lane County Fire & Rescue and Dexter Fire District. The cause of the fire is suspected to be electrical in nature and will continue to be investigated.


Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue has been established via IGA in 2018 following a Fire Authority Model. The Fire Authority has 4 career staff and 40 volunteer firefighters collectively. The Fire Authority serves an approximate 45 square-mile area and responds to over 900 calls per year. The Authority works closely in partnership with Dexter, Lowell, South Lane County, Eugene and Springfield Fire Departments under joint mutual aid agreements.

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