OR Museum Lights Up Its Apparatus

SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Fire Museum located in Salem Oregon recently decorated two antique fire apparatuses that are on display right outside their bay doors for your viewing pleasure.

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The two iconic fire engines were all dressed up for its Annual Powerland Heritage Park’s Holiday Twinkles Drive-Thru event held on December 10-12, and to be held this weekend on the 17-19th from 1700 hours to 2000 hours. Powerland Heritage Park is located at 3995 Brooklake Road Northeast in Salem and right off of I-5, exit 263. Their phone number is 503-393-2424.

For more information, please visit their website at https://antiquepowerland.com.

The museum is looking for donations for their museum Memorial and Learning Center. You can visit them on their website at http://www.oregonfiremuseum.org/

We have not had the pleasure of visiting this great Fire museum, but it is on our Bucket List. If you happen to be in the area, please stop by and visit this iconic fire “station”. I know they’d be happy to see you! – Ed.

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BREAKING | 2 Alarm Fire in Winston-Salem NC

Updated 2005 PST

Winston-Salem, NC – A fire broke out at the former site of Brown Elementary on the corner of 12th and Highland around 8:26 PM EST.

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The fire was quickly elevated to a 2nd alarm building fire prompting Engines 4, 1, 3, 9, 8, 17 and 6; Trucks 1, 5 and 14. Rescue 1. Battalions 2 and 3. Safety 8. Chief 7. Air 1. 101 and 100. EMS 23 and Bus 1 to respond in force.

Heavy fire was seen from the rooftop and reports of the 2nd floor collapsing.

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The Thomas Water Plant provided an additional pump to assist crews with water supply.  At one time there were four elevated streams and five hydrants in operation.

A primary and secondary search were conducted in the fire building and to the Bravo and Delta exposure sides.  Nothing was found.

No injuries were reported.

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At the same time, additional fire resources were being dispatched to another location for a possible unknown type of fire at 38 Elm Street but turned out to be just alarms sounding.

Fire Investigators were dispatched to the scene.

After fire crews arrived on-scene they reported nothing seen or found.  Units 2X, 4X, 7X, L1X, L2, E2, E5 and B3 were slowly being put back in service.

Cause is unknown at this time.

Photography Credit of The City of Salem-Winston (North Carolina)

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