Thursday morning’s fatal fire was likely caused by an errant cigarette. Siuslaw Valley Fire Marshall Sean Barrett said the blaze that claimed the life of 73-year old Cassandra Hinkle started on an outside deck where she was known to sit and smoke. In fact, Hinkle’s caregiver said the last time she saw her charge was at two o’clock in the afternoon prior to the fire, sitting on a bench having a cigarette. Barrett said the fire spread and Hinkle’s cause of death, determined to be from smoke inhalation, are consistent with the likely cause.
Winter Storm Warning
...winter Storm Warning In Effect For Tuesday Afternoon Through Tuesday Night... * What...heavy Snow Expected. Plan On Difficult Travel Conditions. Total Snow Accumulations Of 8 To 14 Inches, With Localized Amounts Up To 18 Inches, Are Expected. * Where...cascades Of Lane County, Including Willamette Pass. ...Read More.
Effective: December 19, 2017 at 12:00pmExpires: December 20, 2017 at 6:00amTarget Area: Cascades in Lane County