TURNER, Ore. – A six-alarm fire destroyed a Turner-area home Saturday evening.
Fire crews from all over Marion County were called to the fire because the large two-story house was surrounded by grass.
No one was home when the fire started, firefighters said.
Crews found flames pouring out of the attic when they arrived.
“We had rapid fire extension in the attic and some explosive fire behavior in the attic. Sheet rock and insulation came down, but fire crews responded correctly and exited the building immediately,” said Turner Fire Chief Jon Remy.
It’s unclear what caused the fire. Witnesses reported seeing lightning in the area before the fire started.
The fire caused at least $300,000 in damage, firefighters said.