Commercial fire sends black smoke into air

The fire happened near the intersection of SE Main and SE Ochoco

Commercial fire in Milwaukie
A commercial fire in Milwaukie, May 13, 2016 (Twitter/Squidvicious)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Heavy, black smoke was seen over the skies of Milwaukie Friday afternoon because of a commercial fire.

The fire at Anderson Die and Manufacturing was first spotted about 12:30.

About 150,000 plastic flower pots were being stored on site.

No one was hurt and firefighters stayed on scene for several hours putting out hot spots.

Clackamas County fire officials say the cause was a cigarette.


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