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Early morning fire destroys Tualatin business

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TUALATIN, OR (KPTV) -

An early morning fire destroyed a hardware store in Tualatin Sunday, according to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Crews were called to reports of smoke and flames at the Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware on Nyberg Road at about 2:30 a.m.

Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware is a family-run business that has been in Tualatin for 50 years.

Firefighters said by the time they got there, the fire was so intense they had to fight it from the outside of the building.

The metal frame structure was like an oven as lumber, paint and other items burned inside.

Those nearby told firefighters they could hear propane tanks exploding.

Crews say the business did not have a fire alarm system or sprinkler system.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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