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Flames, smoke as home catches fire on Pelmewash Parkway

Structure fire in Oyama

UPDATE: 12:24 p.m.

No one was injured in the structure fire in Oyama Monday morning.

The fire began in a commercial building that was once the Oyama Sausage Factory, caused by the building owner who was burning some weeds. The fire got out of control and spread to the structure.

"The weeds were burning by the back edge of the building, and then went up in the attic space," says Lake Country Fire Chief Steve Windsor. "The fire also got into some of the rooms, but the fire is under control now."

The commercial structure is still standing, but there is significant water and smoke damage throughout the building.


UPDATE: 10:45 a.m.

A house fire in Oyama appears to be mostly out now.

Smoke continues to waft from the structure, but there are no flames visible.


UPDATE: 10:40 a.m.

Police have blocked an access road off Pelmewash Parkway as firefighters continue to knock down a house fire in Oyama.

An ambulance left the scene with sirens on, indicating someone may have been injured in the blaze.

More details to come.


ORIGINAL: 10 a.m.

Thick, black smoke is pouring from a house fire in Oyama.

A home overlooking Wood Lake is burning near the north end of Pelmewash Parkway.

The structure fire was first reported about 9:45 a.m. at 15050 Pelmewash Parkway.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Castanet has a reporter headed to the scene and will update with more details as they become available.



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