Fire District No. 2 firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a commercial building in Sutherlin Sunday afternoon. The building was located at 865 W. Central Avenue in Sutherlin and is owned by Leo Sanders. Oakland Rural Fire Protection District also responded to the fire with one fire engine and two personnel.
The call was received at 5:54 P.M. and Fire District No. 2 firefighters arrived in less than four minutes. First arriving firefighters found smoke showing from the attic space and a fire in an office in the rear of the structure. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and remained on scene for nearly four hours checking for fire extension and removing smoke from the adjoining occupancies. According to Douglas County Assessor’s Office records, the building is 9,694 square feet in size. The building was separated into separate business offices including a check cashing business, an office with living area, and a church. No damage estimate is available at this time.
Fire District No. 2 fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be electrical. No damage estimates are available at this time.
18 total firefighters responded to the scene with 4 fire engines 1 ambulance, and one command officer.