Published 02/07/2019 8:45pm - Michael Hains
OCEANSIDE, OR - At around 4:45 pm Thursday afternoon fire crews were summoned to an address on Ocean Street near Chinook Avenue in Oceanside for a report of a smoke alarm sounding in a residence. Within minutes, 9-1-1 dispatchers were inundated with calls reporting a house fire at that address.
When fire crews arrived a short time later they found the house fully engulfed in flames and spreading to neighboring houses. Fire crews quickly asked for a 3rd alarm, which brought crews in from all over Tillamook County. Citizens who were in the area also jumped into action helping the initial fire crew battle the blaze, manning hoses until more fire crews arrived.
A total of 4 buildings ( 3 houses and 1 garage) were damaged or destroyed in the fire. The house in which the fire started is a total loss. Fortunately, all occupants of the houses involved were about to get out safely.
Netarts-Oceanside Fire District was assisted on-scene by crews from Tillamook Fire, Bay City Fire, Garibaldi Fire, Tillamook Ambulance and Tillamook PUD. The cause fire is unknown at this time and is currently under investigation.
It's that time of year to begin prepping for Tillamook High School's Charity Drive! This year's charity drive, which will be the 66th, kicks off on February 8th and will go for 10 days, ending on February 18th.
Last year, students at THS raised $174,932.41, all to benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, as well as local scholarships and charities. Over the past 65 years, more than $3 Million have been raised.
Below are just some of the events you can look forward to during this year's Charity Drive!
Monday, February 11th- Mr. THS @7:00pm at the Tillamook High School Auditorium.
Wednesday, February 13th- Donkey Basketball @7:00pm in the Tillamook High School main gym.
Sunday, February 17th- Stud Muffin Volleyball @6:00pm in the Tillamook High School main gym.
TCSO Search and Rescue Team conducting search for missing Portland man
For Immediate Release: February 1, 2019
Manzanita, Oregon: On January 27, 2019 the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team was activated to assist the Manzanita Police Department with a search for a missing Portland area man. The subject, identified as Paul G. Jensen, age 52 from Portland, was initially reported missing to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on January 26, 2019 by family members.
On January 27, 2019; Jensen’s vehicle was found unoccupied in Manzanita, Oregon by Officers from the Manzanita Police Department who then requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office with the search.
“Our Search and Rescue team has been assisting Manzanita Police Department with the search for Mr. Jensen since Sunday. At this time all efforts to locate Mr. Jensen have been unsuccessful, however, we will continue to deploy SAR teams and resources to the area in an effort to locate him”, said Lt. James Horton, Criminal Division Commander at the Sheriff’s Office. “Our Deputies and Manzanita Police Department will continue to search the area throughout the week”, said Horton.
Tillamook County SAR continues to receive assistance with the search from the Mt. Wave Search and Rescue Team and the Manzanita Police Department. If anyone has information on the current whereabouts of Paul G. Jensen they are encouraged to contact the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office at 503-815-3330 or Tillamook 911 at 503-815-1911.