LAKE OSWEGO, OR (KPTV) - A fire completely burned a storage shed and backhoe in Lake Oswego Tuesday morning.
Fire officials said a passerby called 911 to report a fire on Rosemont Road.
When firefighters arrived, they found a backhoe that had been completely burned and a 30’x30’ storage shed fully engulfed in flames.
Officials said the property is owned by the City of Lake Oswego and used by the Parks & Recreation department for storage. A backhoe that was parked nearby was completely destroyed as was the storage building with all its contents.
Firefighters prevented any fire from spreading to nearby buildings and a very large wheat field.
Officials said Rosemont Road was closed for a little over one hour.
The estimated dollar loss is a total of $365,000 with $145,000 for the backhoe and $225,000 for the building and contents, according to officials.
The area of origin is determined to be in the corner of the property. A stump had been burning for hours but the cause of the stump fire is undetermined.
Both Lake Oswego and TVF&R firefighters responded on this fire.
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