Seaside Dispatch received a report of a structure fire at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at 415 Avenue U in Seaside. Seaside Fire & Rescue responded to the property where a utility shed at the Seaside Golf Course was fully engulfed in flames. The blaze quickly escalated to a two-alarm fire with Seaside Fire receiving on-scene mutual aid from Gearhart, Cannon Beach and Hamlet Fire Departments.
Firefighters arriving on scene were able to quickly put out the fire, avoiding much of the home that sits immediately adjacent to the utility shed. The owner of both properties was in the immediate area, but no injuries were reported to citizens or firefighters. A GMC pickup truck and equipment inside and outside the utility shed suffered extensive damage.
Avenue U between S. Roosevelt (Hwy 101) and S. Edgewood was closed for approximately two hours. Astoria, Warrenton, Knappa Elsie Vinemaple, Nehalem Bay, Lewis and Clark and the Olney-Walluski Fire Departments also provided mutual aid. The Seaside Police Department, Pacific Power and Seaside Public Works provided additional support.
Additional information will be available once authorities have completed their investigation.