- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - The damage is estimated at more than $100,000 in a fire early Tuesday at a greenhouse in Hillsboro.

Hillsboro Fire says the fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. at Peterkort Roses. The 200-foot by 200-foot greenhouse was full of roses, lilies and other flowers in various stages of growth.

The fire department tells KOIN (https://bit.ly/1t6O1m9 ) the flowers are a total loss and engineers will have to check the structural integrity of the greenhouse.

Investigators believe the fire started in one corner of the building and ran through a thermal blanket dropping fiery debris on the flowers.


Information from: KOIN-TV, https://www.koin.com/

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