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Fire breaks out in outbuilding behind Junction City home

According to the Junction City Fire Department, it appears the fire first started in a shop building behind the home.

Posted: May 19, 2021 7:15 AM
Updated: May 19, 2021 7:46 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- A family is safe after a fire broke out in their backyard early Wednesday morning in Junction City. 

Officials say it happened shortly after 1 a.m. on the 1600 block of West Sixth Avenue. 

According to the Junction City Fire Department, it appears the fire first started in an outbuilding behind the home, sending up large flames and smoke into the air. They say it spread to two other outbuildings, but not the home itself. 

The family was able to evacuate safely but fire crews say the damage is estimated to be at least $100,000. 

Officials suspect the fire may have started as a result of someone welding inside the building earlier the day before, but the cause is still under investigation. 

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