>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

La Grande, OR forecast
& Eastern Oregon University Valley Cam

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

Today's front page

Image of The Observer's Front Page

Get Home Delivery of The Observer for only $8.50 per month, $9.50 for motor routes. Just click here and after filling out one simple and secure online form you could be on your way to learning more information about local, state and world news.

manage your account »

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow FIRE GUTS BARN, DAMAGES HOME


By T.L. Petersen

Observer Staff Writer

In less than an hour, the once red barn was gone and only charred beams remained, consumed by a fire that even experienced firefighters said was intensely hot.

The alarm sounded just before 8 a.m. today. The storage barn behind Libby and Richard Gobens home at 2701 N. Cherry St. had ignited.

Since the home is outside La Grandes city limits, both the La Grande Rural and La Grande fire departments responded. La Grande firefighters arrived first and were able to keep the flames from spreading to a nearby garage and home.

The intense heat caused the vinyl siding on the back side of the Goben home to begin melting and peeling.

The heat also caused first- and second-degree burns to the hands and faces of two La Grande firefighters. They were taken to the hospital for treatment, and their families were being notified this morning, said Lois Rieke, a spokeswoman for the La Grande Fire Department.

Neither firefighter was considered to be in critical condition when they left the scene.

The Gobens recreational vehicle, stored near the barn, and a neighbors recreational vehicle, were also damaged by the heat.

While the Gobens werent keeping livestock in the barn, the family was missing a cat and a pet dog after the fire. The dog had a fenced yard between the house and the barn, and hadnt been found by 9 a.m.

The cause of the blaze was still under investigation at press time. Richard Goben told an on-scene investigator that he didnt know what ignited the barn, but there was electricity to the building.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

  • prijs viagra in apotheek viagra ci vuole la ricetta prix du viagra en belgique prix cialis 20 levitra preço viagra kaufen online vente viagra france kamagra pillen kamagra generico viagra viagra per donne
    1. tarif levitra cialis dove si compra online viagra und cialis kaufen amendes par la douane achat cialis belgique viagra legaal cialis recept viagra generico sildenafil viagra preise schweiz cialis rezeptpflichtig cialis generika internet