Tender Task Force Required at Ore. Mill Blaze
July 19--SPRINGFIELD -- Firefighters ran short of water as they responded to the massive fire that destroyed a large plywood mill on Thursday, officials said Friday.
The blaze rendered private hydrants on the mill property inoperable, and firefighters had to rely on about a dozen water tenders to supply water, Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Randy Groves said. Also, the state Department of Forestry ordered a Weyerhaeuser Co. helicopter that dumped water on the blaze.
"We ran out of water...
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