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Dec-22-2009 18:14printcommentsVideo

Fire in Canby Damages Home and Business

There were no injuries in the fire, but the home's contents were all badly damaged from smoke and heat, estimates are expected to exceed $100,000 to the home and its contents.

Damage to Canby home and business from 12-22-09 afternoon fire.
Damage to Canby home and business from Monday afternoon fire.
Photos courtesy: Troy Buzalsky/Canby Fire

(CANBY, Ore.) - Canby Fire was dispatched to a reported fire in a home located at 24451 S Central Point Road today at approximately 3:00 p.m. Fire agency Spokesman Troy Buzalsky, says the occupant called 911 indicating they have fire blowing out a window.

"Prior to Canby Fire's arrival the business owner attempted to extinguish the fire with both a fire extinguisher and a hose," Buzalsky said.

When fire crews arrived they had fire burning actively in two rooms, with the remainder of the home charged with thick black smoke. Fire crews extinguished the initial fire, but then were challenged with fire in the attic. The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes.

There were no injuries in the fire, Buzalsky said, but the home's contents were all badly damaged from smoke and heat. Damage estimates are expected to exceed $100,000 to the home and its contents.

The business owner, Nathan Lee, feels fortunate, as most of his product had already been shipped off for the holidays. The business owner makes the WooLee Winder, for hand spinning yarn.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, fire officials are concentrating their efforts on a spray room located in one of the home's bedrooms.




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