Balm Street Fire in Baker City Quickly Extinguished

By on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER CITY – (Release from the Baker City Fire Department) On august 30 Baker City Fire was dispatched to 1895 Balm Street for a reported house fire. Crews were able to knock the fire down from the exterior and transitioned into fire operations. Primary and secondary searches confirmed all occupants had exited the home. The room was ventilated, and some fire extension in the attic extinguished. The fire was controlled in 28 minutes. Additional time spent on scene performing overhaul and investigation of the fire. The fire cause determined to be unintentional electrical caused fire. 

Units assigned:                       2471, 2431, 2420, 2473

Assisting Agencies:                Baker Rural Fire, Baker County Dispatch, OTEC, Cascade Natural Gas  

Personnel Assigned:               11

Civilian Injuries:                     0

Civilian Deaths:                      0

Fire Personnel Injured:           0

Fire Personnel Deaths:           0

Time on scene:                        01:44

Estimated Proper Value:         150,000 2019 assessed value

Estimated Property Lost:        25,000

Estimated Contents Value:     Undetermined

Estimated Consents Lost:       Undetermined

Estimated Total Property and Contents Value Saved:

David Blair, Division Chief

Baker City Fire

(541) 523-3711