Nearly 120 firefighters used over 1 million gallons of water to fight a fire that destroyed several Mount Angel businesses early Saturday.
Police officers first spotted the fire in the 200 block of South Main Street about 12:48 a.m. Saturday, the Mount Angel Police Department reported. Firefighters from the Mount Angel Fire District found the building fully engulfed in flames.
The Mount Angel Fire District requested help in fighting what soon became a four-alarm fire. Crews and engines from the Silverton Fire District, Woodburn Fire Department, Marion County Fire District, Hubbard Fire, Monitor Fire and the St. Paul Fire District were dispatched to join the fight.
The fire damaged or destroyed four buildings. Affected businesses included antique store The Blackbird Granary, hazelnut company KP’s Harvesttime, furniture maker Hiddenbed of Oregon and stove shop Wood Pellet Products. A damage estimate has yet to be done, and the fire’s cause remains unknown. No injuries were reported.
— The Oregonian/OregonLive