Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
FIREFIGHTERS hose burning interior of the Posey home south of Parkdale Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Cindy and Blair Posey of Parkdale lost their home and all contents in a housefire Tuesday morning.
No one was home at the time of the fire, on dead-end Dog River Road, three miles south of Parkdale.
There were no injuries; the cause of the fire to the two-story wood home is unknown, according to Parkdale Fire Chief Mike McCafferty.
The fire was reported at 9:45 a.m. in the home, with explosions heard and nearby trees endangered.
Firefighters had stopped the spread by 10:15 a.m., but the home was a total loss.
Cindy Posey said the home was uninsured. A vehicle was also consumed by fire.
“It’s just contents. We’ll figure something out. We’re just grateful no one was hurt,” she said. Her son, Dave, had been inside a half-hour earlier. “We feel pretty lucky about that,” she said.
All fire agencies in the county assisted, with Cascade Locks providing mutual aid at Hood River fire station while Wy’east, West Side, and Hood River responded to the scene.
Red Cross responds to home fire affecting four people in Hood River County
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 2 at approximately 1 p.m. in the 8700 block of Dog River Road in Parkdale, Ore. The fire affected one family, including three adults and one child.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call 503-528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.