Two-Alarm Fire Damages Home in Northwest Canby

A home in northwest Canby was seriously damaged in a two-alarm fire Tuesday night.

The Canby Fire District responded to the scene in the 700 block of Northwest 6th Avenue near North Birch at approximately 8:30 p.m.

“I first heard sirens about 8:30 p.m. and went outside to see what was happening,” neighbor Peri Tharp told the Current. “I saw [the owner] just pulling around the corner and being stopped by emergency personnel. The fire appeared to have started in the back of the house. No one was home at the time.”

Fire officials said they believe the blaze was caused by high winds. The neighborhood experienced heavy smoke for over an hour until the fire was contained.

There were no fatalities and no injuries to any of the responding crew. The home’s occupants were displaced and are staying with relatives in town.

This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.

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