Day: October 20, 2011

Target popcorn machine sparks electrical fire

An electrical fire started by the popcorn machine in Keizer Station Target snack area Wednesday, Oct. 19, drew a Keizer Fire District crew to the scene. The call was received at 11:12 am for a fire at 6450 Keizer Station Blvd NE in Keizer. Arriving crews did not see any smoke and soon discovered staff had quickly extinguished the small blaze with a fire extinguisher. The building was in the process of being evacuated when firefighters arrived. Firefighters ensured the fire was fully extinguished and assisted staff members with removal of the smoke from the building. Target was only closed to the public for a few minutes before they were able to reopen. Three engines, one medic, one duty officer vehicle, one ladder truck, and 13 firefighters responded to the incident. No injuries were reported. Marion County Fire District #1 responded as mutual aid to the...

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