IWP warehouse destroyed

Firefighters struggled for almost 24 hours to contain a fire that broke out Wednesday evening at the International Wood Products distribution center in Clackamas, Ore. No cause has been identified for the blaze, which destroyed most of the company’s inventory of composite decking, vinyl siding, millwork, lumber and panels.

Damages were estimated in the millions by one local television station. There were no injuries. Approximately 70 firefighters battled the blaze, their efforts hampered by tall stacks of sheet goods, power lines, hazardous fumes and concrete barriers installed to guard against theft, according to news reports.

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