A fire deep inside a cluster of industrial machinery at a hemp drying facility Tuesday afternoon in Marion County, Oregon, proved difficult for firefighters to reach, the county fire district’s Facebook page reports.
“It took crews nearly four hours to get the fire under control due to the particularly difficult access to the fire located within heavy machinery inside the structure,” a statement by the Marion County Fire District #1 reads.
The fire, starting inside hemp drying equipment, caused an estimated $750,000 in damage. While no civilian injuries were reported, two firefighters were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital that same evening.
More than 40 firefighters, including responder from nearby Salem and Silverton, arrived at the scene. Apparatus on hand included a command unit, fire engines, medic units, water tenders and a ladder truck.