Hundreds lose power after White City structure fire

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Firefighters responded to a building engulfed in flames as hundreds lost power Wednesday night.

Fire District 3 said there were multiple calls of explosions at a warehouse in the 1500 block of Antelope Road in White City on the evening of April 21, 2021.

When firefighters arrived, they found the storage facility fully engulfed in flames.

“[Firefighters] encountered a challenge just getting through the gate. They had to force the gate in order to get back towards the facility. And there was involvement with a power line and transformer,” said Fire District 3 Chief Bob Horton.

Four people were in or around the building at the time. Two were taken to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is still an ongoing investigation.

Pacific Power said power was temporarily out for just over 200 customers.

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