Fire Destroys Building at Rexius

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EUGENE, Ore– A Friday morning fire destroyed a building at a Eugene forest products company.

A resident who lives near Rexius Forest By-Products on Bailey Hill heard explosions shortly before midnight Thursday and called 9-1-1.

When fire crews responded, they found the building fully engulfed in flames.

The building was destroyed, but crews say they were able to prevent the flames from spreading any further.

Investigators say crews were cutting part of the steel building with cutting torches and had left for the night. They think something must have still been smoldering, which spread and later caused the explosion and larger fire.

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