Fire torches Damascus nursery

Fire torches Damascus nursery

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by KGW.com Staff and Mike Benner

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Posted on March 26, 2010 at 7:54 AM

DAMASCUS, Ore. -- Crews were called to a three-alarm fire at the William Dillard nursery in Damascus Thursday.

The nursery office on Southeast Tillstrom Road caught fire along with an attached greenhouse just before 6 p.m.  "It got huge quick," said eyewitness Matt Gentry.

According to fire personnel on scene, the blaze then spread to the warehouse.  Firefighters were unable to save it.  "It's disheartening," said Gentry.  "I was just over there picking up some tags and everybody's doing fine."

There were no reports of injuries.  "The business was closed for the evening," said Chief Doug Branch of the Boring Fire Department.  "Everybody had gone home."

According to the company's Web site, the nursery was established in 1960.
 

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