LINCOLN CITY — A home on Southeast Reef Drive in Lincoln City caught fire Tuesday evening, Sept. 7, after a kitchen fire started inside the building and quickly grew out of control.
According to a North Lincoln Fire & Rescue press release and scanner reports, the fire was first reported around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, with NLFR medics and an ambulance dispatched soon after. Personnel arrived on scene at approximately 5:22 p.m.
The fire spread quickly within the small dwelling, and backup from Newport Fire Department was requested soon thereafter. Lincoln City Police arrived on the scene first and attempted to extinguish the fire using a pair of fire extinguishers, but were unsuccessful.
NLFR’s on-duty fire engine was tied up at another incident at the time but was able to assist afterward. Multiple NLFR engines and assisting personnel from Depoe Bay Fire District arrived first and were able to knock down the fire by 5:33 p.m. Firefighters remained at the site until the 6:30 p.m. to finish clearing the scene.
No injuries were reported, but the occupants were unable to return to the home.