The two-alarm blaze reportedly started in the kitchen of Young Street Market

PHIL HAWKINS - Two ladder trucks from Woodburn and Silverton fire districts assisted firefighters in fighting the giant flames coming out of Young Street Market on Monday morning.A Monday morning two alarm fire has destroyed the 60-year-old Young Street Market.

Crews responded to the call at 9:31 a.m. Feb. 5. When they arrived, heavy black smoke was coming out the front door, Woodburn Fire Chief Joe Budge said.

The owner was on scene and everyone had been evacuated from the market, which had been open at the time.PHIL HAWKINS - Black smoke billows out of Young Street Market on Monday morning.

The fire reportedly started in the kitchen's deep fryer.

Firefighters attempted to attack the fire from inside the building, but flames had already risen into the attic, compromising the roof's integrity, so the firefighters backed out. After the crews withdrew, the roof collapsed. The fire was extinguished from outside the structure with master streams from ladder trucks provided by Woodburn Fire and Silverton Fire districts.

The building, worth an estimated $344,000, and the $500,000 worth of contents are a total loss.

The building has been owned by the same family since it was built in 1955. The property was being leased out by the third-generation owner at the time of the fire.

No injuries were reported from the public nor the responding firefighters from Woodburn, Mount Angel, Hubbard, Monitor and Silverton.COURTESY PHOTO: SILVERTON FIRE DISTRICT - A Silverton firefighter snapped this photo looking down on the Young Street Market after the roof collapsed and flames were abated.

Lindsay Keefer can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-765-1193.

Note: This story was updated Feb. 7 with the confirmed cause of the fire.

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