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Seaside shed fire draws three-alarm response

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Numerous agencies coordinated to battle a shed fire on Spruce Drive in Seaside.

Seaside Fire and Rescue responded to the three-alarm structure fire in the 1100 block of Spruce Drive shortly before noon on Thursday, Feb. 7. A single-level, metal pole shed sitting adjacent to a single-family residence and the Salmonberry Knoll apartment complex was billowing smoke when fire and emergency crews arrived.

According to a statement from City of Seaside, the property resident and shed owner advised firefighters and responders that the shed contained many hazardous materials throughout the building, making containment “a slow and arduous process.”

Photo: City of Seaside

Traffic was affected as fire’s location forced a shutdown along South Wahanna Road between Cooper Street and the entrance to Providence Seaside Hospital south of Whispering Pines Drive for nearly three hours.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, according to the statement from the City.

Seaside Fire and Rescue was supported on the fire by crews from Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Gearhart Volunteer Fire Department, Warrenton Fire Department, Hamlet Fire District, Lewis & Clark Rural Fire District and Astoria Fire.

Additional Clatsop County and Tillamook County resources were also utilized for coverage in the area while responding agencies moved to Seaside. The Seaside Police Department, Medix and Seaside Public Works also provided support.

Photo: City of Seaside