Crews put out fire at Damascus fire station

A small fire broke out in the attic of the fire station in Damascus, Oregon

DAMASCUS, Ore. – Clackamas Fire responded to a single-alarm fire in the attic space of the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, partially closing Highway 212 down to one lane.

Firefighters say a fire broke out at Fire Station 19 near Damascus just after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

A blossoming cherry tree down the street from the station pushed a live and neutral power line together, which resulted in an electrical short at the power pole that fed back to the station, causing the fire.

The station is close for use at this time, but Clackamas Fire said service to the community will not be affected. It's not known at this time how long the station will be out of service.

Highway 212 was down to one lane for several hours until the fire was brought under control by responding crews and is back open to all lanes of traffic again, according to Clackamas Fire.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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