Fire leads to evacuation at Oregon City dump
Garbarge burning at Metro's south transfer facility in Oregon City led to the evacuation of about 15 employees and 20 customers on Nov. 11. No injuries were reported.
Clackamas firefighers were called to put out the fire in the dump's Bay 1 just after noon. Flames were brought under control in 40 minutes, said Clackamas Fire spokesman Brandon Paxton.
"The response was a full second alarm with units being recalled once the fire was placed under control," Paxton said. "The building itself was not involved in the fire as it was only garbage that was burning."
The fire was first reported by a Metro staffer who noticed some smoke in the garbage bay. Hoselines were quickly deployed, and the building's sprinkler system helped extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading to the buidling.
The cause of the fire is a mystery and will likely remain "undetermined," Paxton said.
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