St. Paul barn destroyed by fire
A large barn at a St. Paul dairy has been deemed a total loss after dozens of firefighters fought an enormous fire for four hours Friday night.
Firefighters were dispatched at 8:47 p.m. to Hazenberg Dairy, 5828 Champoeg Road Northeast in St. Paul, where a 130 foot-by-50-foot barn was found to be fully engulfed in flames.
The roof collapsed within minutes of the first engine's arrival, as the wood and metal barn couldn't withstand the intensity of the fire, which was fueled by canola and straw.
The barn was a total loss, with more than $150,000 worth of farm materials destroyed.
Crews from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (Newberg), Aurora, Dundee and Woodburn fire districts responded. There were at least 45 firefighters on scene, according to a press release. In all, nine tenders supplied water for the suppression efforts and it is estimated at least 88,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the flames. Eighteen pieces of fire apparatus were used for the firefighting efforts, including four engines, one rescue, one medic, one air unit and two command vehicles.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is still unknown.