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Enterprise fire caused by faulty light fixture

Published on July 13, 2017 8:40AM

This statement was released by City of Enterprise at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13:

The City of Enterprise Administrative offices had a very serious fire just before a Council meeting on Monday evening, July 10, 2017. After an investigation by the Fire Marshall it was determined the fire was caused by a fluorescent light in the City Administrator’s office. The hot ballast fell on a seat and the air conditioner fanned the fire quickly.

The damage is so severe to the offices, the Administrative Staff is unable to operate in that location. City Administrator Michele Young and her staff Lacey McQuead and Gina Birkmaier have been working closely with our Insurance Adjusters and have already found a new location to begin operations.

Enterprise City Hall is now located at 117 E. Main Street, downtown Enterprise across from the Courthouse. They will be officially open to the Public on Monday, July 17 from noon to 4 pm. We apologize for the shortened hours but they need time to sort through their records, etc. and try to restore as much as they can.

A phone system will be in place by Wednesday, July 19, and normal contact will resume, until then you can still call City Hall at 541-426-4196 and leave a message. Staff will check messages three time a day.

Please visit our face book page for constant updates, as well as KWVR and the Wallowa County Chieftain wallowa.com.

The computers are not up and running yet but they are working on that and hoping they can get your customer information up and running by the end of next week.

We would like to thank the Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department, Joseph Volunteer Fire Dept.; LaGrande Rural Fire; EPD; WCSD; OSP; all city staff; Subway for their delivery of sandwiches to some very hungry firemen and any one else we may have forgotten to mention.

Stacey Karvoski, Mayor of Enterprise


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