Mount Angel fire destroys four structures
At about 12:48 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, Mount Angel Fire District received a call about a blaze in the 200 block of the city's South Main Street.
The call came from the Mount Angel Police Department, which discovered the fire.
First responding firefighters said the building was engulfed in flames when they arrived, so additional alarms were called, drawing responses from Silverton Fire District, Woodburn Fire District, Hubbard Fire, Monitor Fire, St. Paul Fire and Marion County Fire District No. 1.
Mount Angel Police Chief Mark Daniel said there were approximately 35 fire apparatus that responded with nearly 120 firefighters battling the flames. Over a million gallons of water were needed to knock the fire down.
Daniel said businesses affected by the fire are as follows: The Blackbird Granary, an antique business; KP Harvesttime, a Hazelnut business; Wood Pellet Stoves; and Hidden Bed of Oregon.
"There were 4 buildings damaged or destroyed by the fire," Daniel noted. "Damage estimates have not yet been done. There were no injuries as a result of this fire and the efforts to extinguish it. The cause at this time is unknown and is currently under investigation."
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