South Lane County Fire and Rescue News Blog
MVA with Vehicle Fire
South Lane County Fire & Rescue crews responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a car into a tree on Sears Rd at Molitor Ranch Rd in Cottage Grove on Friday, Nov 15th 2014.
The vehicle had a single male driver. After the accident and prior to arrival of SLCFR medic units, the vehicle suddenly caught fire with the driver still inside. Two bystanders on-scene immediately removed the occupant, saving him from the fire.
South Lane County Fire & Rescue would like to recognize Josh Stevens of Creswell and Rick Wetzel of Dexter for saving the man’s life prior to SLCFR arriving on scene by removing him from the car as it was starting to burn.
The vehicle was fully engulfed in fire when Fire/EMS crews arrived. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire, preventing its spread to a nearby tree farm.
The accident is being investigated by the Lane County Sheriffs Office.
South Lane County Fire & Rescue provides Fire and EMS protection to the communities of Cottage Grove, Creswell and 132 square miles of unincorporated Southern Lane County.
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