Oct. 18, 2022 — Western Lane Fire and EMS Authority (WLFEA) was notified of a reported trailer fire on Tuesday morning at 12:03 am at the corner of Tamarack St. and 10th St. in Florence. The recreational vehicle was fully involved upon the arrival of Firefighters and City of Florence Police Officers.
The fire was extinguished within ten minutes, but the trailer and all of the contents are considered to be a total loss.
The trailer was not occupied at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries. The owner of the trailer and the tow vehicle stated he stepped out of a friend’s nearby house and noticed smoke coming from the trailer. He immediately called 911 to report the fire and then notified the occupants of a nearby house.
Damage was limited to the trailer and nearby vegetation. At this time the cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated by the WLFEA Fire Investigation Team and the Florence Police Department.
WLFEA provides an all-hazards emergency response to 18,585 people over 98 square miles and emergency medical service (EMS) to 20,923 people over 564 square miles.
WLFEA includes full-time, part-time and volunteer personnel that respond to an average of 4,500 calls per year.
On October 1, 2019 the administrative offices of Siuslaw Valley Fire/Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance District combined to form WLFEA.