Blaze erupts at ODOT sign building

Firefighters with the La Grande Fire Department respond to a fire at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Oregon Department of Transportation sign shop in Island City. Crews still were on the scene in the afternoon. ODOT reported no one was in the building at the time and no one was hurt, nor did the fire damage other buildings. The La Grande Fire Department was on the scene within moments and extinguished the blaze. ODOT also reported the roof of the building collapsed but the full extent of damage has yet to be assessed.

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