DCI International building a ‘total loss’ after fire in Newberg

Published: Apr. 10, 2022 at 8:44 AM PDT
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NEWBERG, Ore. (KPTV) - Firefighters said a business is a total loss after a fire being investigating as arson early Sunday morning in Newberg.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said just before 3 a.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to the DCI International building in the 300 block of Springbrook Road in Newberg. When they arrived, they found the building fully engulfed in flames. They had to call a second alarm to bring in more resources.

DCI is a family-owned business that manufacturers dental equipment.

Curt Landis lives across the street and said by 3 a.m., the entire building was on fire.

“The flames were curling really good,” he said. “They were probably as tall as the trees over there. I’d say it was 30 feet or so.”

Landis said he saw firefighters from as far away as McMinnville helping Newberg firefighters battle the blaze.

“There were so many firemen around,” he said. “They were doing a great job keeping it contained over there.”

Just after 5 a.m., crews said they are gaining control of the fire and focusing on hotspots. They said the building is a total loss.

On Sunday afternoon, the Newberg Police Department said the fire is being investigated as an arson. It said there could’ve been someone inside when the fire started but investigators haven’t had a chance to look through the rubble. It did not provide any more details.

DCI International didn’t return FOX 12′s request for comment.

But as the investigation continues, Landis said he can’t help and think about all the employees who are impacted by this fire.

“It’s too bad what happened to that business and all of the people that’ll have to get moved around to keep working,” Landis said. “All the losses to the business owner.”

This is developing news. FOX 12 will update this story when more information is available.