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Herbert Farm Natural Area before a prescribed fire set to be performed on Sept. 23 around 10 a.m. The practice of burning helps reduce the risk of chaotic wildfire by allowing firefighters to safely practice in a contained space.

Prescribed burn to take place at Herbert Farm Natural Area

Luke Brockman, News Contributor
September 22, 2021

A prescribed fire is set to take place southwest of Corvallis in the latest installment of a research-based effort to restore habitat and create more healthy and fire-resilient landscapes. Taking place...

NW Monroe Avenue was blocked off Tuesday afternoon following a gas leak due to a natural gas line being struck accidentally during construction on the street. The gas line was shut off by 5:15 p.m. and officials say the street will be closed to through traffic until late Tuesday night.

Natural gas leak shuts down Monroe Avenue

The Baro Staff
September 14, 2021

An underground natural gas line near NW Monroe Avenue and NW 25th Street in Corvallis was punctured at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday while a construction company was conducting utility work. After the natural...

A Corvallis Fire Department fire engine departs from the Oregon State University campus after responding to a possible natural gas leak at Weniger Hall on September 8.

Reports of natural gas odor found in OSU building

The Baro Staff
September 8, 2021

Weniger Hall on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus was evacuated Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m. after an odor of natural gas was reported in the building. OSU Police Chief Shanon Anderson...

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Corvallis Police Log: 1/10-1/23

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
February 11, 2021

Jan. 10Unlawful Entry of Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 3A vehicle was broken into and vandalized while parked on Northwest Witham Hill Drive. The owner found mud inside the vehicle as well as a hole...

Gas leak on OSU campus poses no additional danger to students

The Baro Staff
October 6, 2020

The Oregon State Police were notified at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night that an odor of gas was collecting on the south side of the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.The leak was localized...

An illustration depicting the way sound travels in residential areas. Renters can prevent a visit from the police by following city and state noise laws.

Noise, fire safety laws aim to protect Corvallis residents

William Ross, News Contributor
March 2, 2020

Noise complaints and fire danger are not always at the top of student’s minds as they approach renting an apartment, but following city laws and guidelines can protect new renters from fees and harm.According...

The Corvallis City Hall building is located downtown on Madison Avenue. OMN archive taken Feb. 2020. 

Explained: City of Corvallis government

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
February 3, 2020

Correction: Orange Media Network Photographer Brittnee Barry’s name was initially spelt wrong. The Barometer regrets this error.The barrier between the students of Oregon State University and the city...

Corvallis Fire Chief Kenneth McCarthy, Fire Marshall Jeff Prechel and Dave Busby, the emergency planning manager, address the public at the first Know Your City event. The second event of the series will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the public library, with representatives from the Corvallis Police Department.

Corvallis Know Your City events connect public safety staff, public

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

Correction: This story originally misidentified which Corvallis Fire Department official came to his position from San Jose, Calif. The story has been updated. The Barometer regrets this error.Know Your...

Oaks Creek Gas Leak

Gas leak causes evacuation of Oak Creek building

Morgan Mawn, News Contributor
February 28, 2019

Corvallis Fire Department evacuated the Oak Creek Building on Thursday due to a gas leak on the second floor. The evacuation intended to eliminate risk to those at the scene while the gas is ventilated...

Fireworks erupt on the dark canvas of night during a 2013 celebration.

Public safety officials encourage a safe Fourth of July

Stefanie Gamboa, News Contributor
July 4, 2018

To celebrate the Independence Day holiday Wednesday, the city of Corvallis will hold its Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival, complete with a fireworks display. With this festive mood also comes safety...

Fire engine 151 is the only ladder rig for Station 1, located in downtown Corvallis. The rig is used for bigger fires, such as dormitory, factory or hotels, and holds roughly 3,000 gallons of water.

Fighting fires, earning degrees

Brock Hulse, News Contributor
May 7, 2018

Corvallis Fire Department assists students with tuition through volunteer program.The five different stations within the Corvallis fire district hold 25 resident volunteers, most of whom are students at...

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