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Investigators say Bailey's fire was intentionally started

by: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Since the June 14 fire, the popular local eatery Bailey's Pub & Grub and the Currinsville Store have been boarded up. Bailey's Pub & Grub opened on March 17.The Estacada Fire District announced in a press release that the fire that consumed popular eatery Bailey’s Pub & Grub and the next door Currinsville Store was intentionally started.

Fire investigators determined that the late night fire was incendiary, or a fire deliberately set with the intent to cause a fire where a fire shouldn’t be.

Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 personnel responded to a fire at Bailey's Pub & Grub and Currinsville Store shortly after midnight on Saturday, June 14. They were assisted by crews from Boring, Sandy, Colton and Clackamas Fire District No. 1.

Authorities were alerted to the fire when a neighbor called 9-1-1 after smelling smoke and going outside to see the hundred-year-old building at 28424 S.E. Eagle Creek Road in flames.

Crews were forced to take a defensive approach to fight the three-alarm fire from outside the building.

According to a press release issued by the Estacada Fire District, it took nearly three hours to control the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Bailey's Pub & Grub opened in the space next to the Currinsville Store on March 17.

Since the fire, both the restaurant and store have been boarded up.

The press release stated that authorities are still investigating the fire and that anyone with information is encouraged to call the Estacada Fire District at 503-630-7712.



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