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Two-alarm fire burns in tank of oil at Clackamas industrial business

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Photo: Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 Photo: Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at an industrial business in Clackamas.

Workers at Met-Tek Inc. on the 15000 block of Southeast 125th Court called 911 early Saturday morning to report a container filled with cooling oil was on fire.

Crews arrived and found the burning tank. It was filled with oil that is used to cool hot metal.

The burning material was reactive to water, so firefighters had to try and put it out with fire extinguishers.

Those efforts were not successful, so the firefighters ventilated the roof to allow the hot gasses and smoke to leave the building.

The fire was allowed to burn until foam could be used to put it out. Due to the large amount of foam needed, a crew from Portland Airport Fire and Rescue responded to deliver it.

The fire did not spread from the container. There were no reports of injuries.

A hazmat crew monitored the air near the building.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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