Blaze guts Mens Wearhouse

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(Submitted by Keizer Fire District)

(Submitted by Keizer Fire District)

An early morning blaze left Men’s Wearhouse with more than $2 million in damages Sunday, April 14.

Firefighters had difficulty accessing the fire as the closest door to the flames was welded shut and sheet rocked over.  Firefighters had to enter through the front of the building and drag hose lines through the entire store to access the rear of the building where the fire was emanating from.

The event originally registered as a burglar alarm at 6065 Keizer Station Blvd. N.E. At 12:22 a.m. Keizer Police officers responded to the scene to investigate and called in Keizer Fire District crews when they found smoke in the building and broken windows from the heat of the fire.

Keizer firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames near the alterations portion of the building. The fire was under control by 12:53am.

Seven engines, two ladder trucks, two ambulances, one battalion chief, one duty officer, one support vehicle, one fire marshal and thirty-two firefighters responded to the incident. Marion County Fire District #1 and Salem Fire Department sent resources to assist with the fire.

The building sustained substantial fire and smoke damage. No injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Men’s Warehouse in Woodburn will be assisting anyone with suits, alterations or questions. They can be reached at (503) 982-4672.

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