On November 15 at 12:19 a.m. Jefferson Fire District was dispatched to a structure fire which quickly escalated to a 4 alarm fire at 1827 Talbot Rd. SE, Jefferson, Oregon. The structure was the business of Columbia Spas, Inc. Owners John Burton of Sublimity and Dave Burton of Albany were contacted and arrived on scene. The structure is approximately 25,000 square feet and is insured.
When the crews arrived on scene the structure was completely engulfed in flames. There were multiple explosions within the structure. The flames were threatening multiple exposures including a mobile home park. Marion County Sheriff's began evacuating the residences in the park at 12:43 a.m. Red Cross reported to the Jefferson High School were residences were directed to go.
Talbot Road is closed at this time. Albany, Aumsville, Scio, Stayton, Sublimity, Turner, and Marion County Fire District 1 were dispatched to assist with the call. At 2:32 a.m. the fire was deemed under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
Written and photos by Jefferson Fire District