HUGE Explosion In Oregon - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

HUGE Explosion In Oregon

KHQ.COM - McMinnville Fire Department in Oregon responded to a reported structure fire in a storage facility that contained aircraft parts and future aircraft museum displays. Units from five mutual aid departments assisted with the response. Firefighters received the call at 7:41pm on Thursday evening.

The first units arrived to find a 600' by 100' retrofitted agricultural building fully involved on fire. The facility was located between two other similar facilities that were also used for storage. All efforts were aimed at preventing the spread of the fire to the adjacent buildings. Several times throughout the fire there were ruptures of 55 gallon drums that caused fireballs that could be seen from miles away.

These explosions hindered the fire department efforts at extinguishing the fire. McMinnville Firefighters remained on scene through the night until the Yamhill County Fire Investigation Team returned Friday morning to conduct the fire investigation. Initial estimates for the fire loss are estimated in excess of $20 Million.

 

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