Fire erupts in building on Mulino Road
Black smoke cloaked part of the sky on the afternoon May 9 when a fire erupted in a 40 X 40 foot building on Mulino Road in Canby. The shop, filled with machinery, chemicals and fuel, was totally destroyed.
"The cause, as yet, is undetermined," said Community Division Chief Matt English on Friday.
Luckily, the firefighters were able to save a home located next to the shop. They also put out spot fires caused by the heavy winds a quarter mile away using a four-wheel drive brush rig.
"We used the brush rig and anything else we could to keep the spot fires from burning anything else," English told the Herald.
The black smoke came from the chemicals and fuel in the shop, he added. He expressed thanks to the firefighters that helped including those from Aurora, Clackamas, Colton, Molalla and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.
Because there were no fire hydrants nearby, those departments helped out with nine water tenders, each holding 3,000 gallons of water for a total of 40,000 gallons.
"We used every drop," English said.
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