Cannon Beach firefighters responded to large trash can fire by Sweet Basil’s Cafe Sunday morning.
A neighbor heard popping sounds at the business on Hemlock Street at around 2:45 a.m. The neighbor called 911, Fire Chief Matt Benedict said, but knocked out the fire with a garden hose until firefighters could arrive.
The fire appears to be accidental, but the cause is undetermined, Benedict said.
The two trash cans and the structure enclosing them were completely destroyed. There was heat damage to a nearby vehicle and the pots on the restaurant’s porch, but otherwise no damage to the building, Benedict said.