Cigarette fire causes damage, destruction


Jonathan Williams

The aftermath after a cigarette caught fire in McMinnville.

Jonathan Williams, News Editor

A cigarette is responsible for a fire in McMinnville that set fire to cars and the True Form Collision and Repair building at Baker street and Northeast 19 street.

The fire happened on Wednesday, Sept. 3, around 7 p.m. Fire crews were able to contain and put the fire out by 8 p.m.

Sections of highway 99W were temporarily affected by the fire.

No injures were reported after the fire. The Oregon department of forestry has noted that McMinnville is currently in a level three precaution level for fires as of September 4.

For more information about this fire contact the McMinnville Police Department at (503)-434-7307.