Crews Extinguish Two-Alarm Fire at Oregon City Transfer Station on Veterans Day

While Canby and many other communities were gathering to honor, remember and celebrate our nation’s veterans, firefighters were responded to a two-alarm fire that broke out at the Metro South Transfer Station in Oregon City.

The fire was reported shortly after noon. The first crews on the scene reported a 400-square-foot area of garbage burning in Bay One of the facility, with approximately 15 employees and 20 customers being evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Hose lines were quickly deployed and the sprinkler system was supported to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading to the building. A second alarm was called due to the potential for fire spread, however the fire was brought under control in 40 minutes and the second alarm units were canceled.

The cause of this fire is undetermined, according to Clackamas Fire.

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