SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A dramatic fire at a mill in the Willamette Valley community of Springfield, Oregon, has prompted police to order the evacuation of neighborhoods in a one-mile radius.
The Register-Guard newspaper reports that a police officer at the scene said all Springfield Forest Products mill employees have been accounted for. There was no immediate word of any injuries. The fire started shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Multiple explosions were reported. Some workers at the scene say they think propane or glue tanks may have exploded.
Eugene police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says area residents were alerted to the evacuation by a community emergency notification system.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com