Yesterday afternoon, a lot of sirens could be heard around town, and I was curious as to what was going on, as were other Stayton residents, I bet. The sirens went on for quite a while. Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us the answer.
We had a little excitement up Fern Ridge today. It appeared a field burn got out of bounds and into the woods north of Fern Ridge road. I was told there was over 40 vehicles (at least 22 of them were fire trucks) on the ridge plus a water drop helicopter at one time. I had to leave and did not get to see the helicopter. I think we had most every fire truck for 20 miles around. We even had a response truck from Drain go by our house. That was some response. Good thing with things as dry as they are. I’ll send a few of the shots I took while I was there.
I found a little blurb about it on the Stayton Mail’s web site.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the images Denny took. Thank you, Denny!