By News-Register staff • 

Fire destroys Sheridan berry operation

Photos courtesy Sheridan Fire District
A three-alarm fire Monday afternoon destroyed a family-owned blueberry u-pick operation on Southeast Sheridan Road in Sheridan.
Photos courtesy Sheridan Fire District
A three-alarm fire Monday afternoon destroyed a family-owned blueberry u-pick operation on Southeast Sheridan Road in Sheridan.

SHERIDAN — A three-alarm fire Monday afternoon destroyed a u-pick blueberry business located at 855 S.E. Sheridan Road.

The fire caused about $50,000 in damage, according to Sheridan Fire District spokesperson Wesley Rolfson. The Yamhill County Fire Investigation Team is working to determine a cause.

The property includes a residence and a secondary structure used for the berry operation. The home sustained minor damage. The adjoining structure was a total loss. Rolfson said it contained supplies for the business.

Property owners are Glen D. and Roberta K. Peterson, according to the Yamhill County Assessor's Office.

The fire was reported at about 1:45. Flames were reportedly coming from the secondary structure. The home was unoccupied, as the residents were out of town.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within about 30 minutes and mop-up operations followed.

Seven pieces of equipment and 26 firefighters from Amity, McMinnville, Sheridan and the West Valley Fire District (Willamina) were dispatched to the scene.

 Crews from McMinnville, Polk County Fire District No. 1 and Willamina covered Sheridan's response area.

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