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September 04, 2012
DALLAS -- A pole building belonging to a Dallas family suffered heavy damage when a fire erupted in the structure Friday evening.
The fire was reported to Southwestern Rural Fire Protection District at about 8:30 p.m., according to a Southwest Fire press release.
Firefighters arrived to find flames and heavy smoke coming from a 30-foot-by-60-foot building, located at 1540 Illihe Road in Dallas.
Bruce Smith, the owner of the building, was at home at the time. He noticed the fire when his dog began to bark.
Four engines, four tenders, one rescue, one medic unit, one support unit, and one duty vehicle with 33 firefighters responded to the fire.
Firefighters had the blaze under control by 9:45 p.m. and prevented it from spreading to an adjoining barn.
The fire destroyed a 1997 Ford truck and 23-foot camping trailer and caused extensive damage to the building.
The structure and contents were covered by insurance, however a cost value was not available.
The Dallas Fire Department and Oregon State Fire Marshal Office are investigating the fire's cause.