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Fire at Oregon winery causes $300,000 in damage, but no wine lost

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CARLTON, OR (KPTV) -

A two-alarm fire tore through the fermentation room of Scott Paul Winery in Oregon's wine country Sunday night.

Firefighters from six fire departments rushed to the winery on South Pine Street in Carlton just after 10:30 p.m.

When they arrived, they found heavy fire in the fermentation room.

About 30 firefighters were eventually able to extinguish the fire, and now an investigation is underway to determine the cause. Investigators have already ruled out arson, and a Facebook post from Scott Paul Winery suggested it was an electrical fire.

Fortunately, the fermentation room is at the opposite end of the building from the wine cellar and the barrels. That means no wine was impacted.

"Thanks to the fabulous Carlton, Dayton and McMinnville Fire Departments - we're in pretty good shape," said a post on the Scott Paul Wines Facebook page.

No one who works at the winery was hurt, but one firefighter did suffer a minor injury.

Fire officials said the damage is estimated to be $300,000 to $400,000. The winery's fermentation room did not have sprinklers.

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