Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving night fire in Astoria, Oregon

We were asleep not that many blocks from the fire that occurred at 10th and Commercial Streets in Astoria last night, but I didn't hear about it until I woke up well after dawn. The engines had to have come right past our place. Here's what's left as of about 8:30 this morning. I have more photos in my web album, and a photographer caught the blaze on film during the night. You can see it and read the story to date on The Daily Astorian's web site. (Scroll to the bottom and click on the forward button as if it were a video to see all of the photos.) I heard that the blaze started in the florist shop and that a man living in the building had been killed in the fire. Nobody has released news of the cause. The Bank of America is completely gutted along with a new coffee shop (Caby's), and Astoria Florist, all on Commercial Street. Tokyo Teriyaki, on 10th, was also gutted by the fire.

November 29 update on the fire from The Daily Astorian.

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Abyss Marketing .com said...

Excellent journalism! Thanks so much for your report. Very sad situation. Right in beautiful downtown of all places. We spent last Thanksgiving at the Hotel Elliot.

Mike M
Gresham, Oregon

Cyn said...

Thanks for posting this. I just couldn't bring myself to take any photos. It was so difficult to drive by when we were downtown today. So devastating.