Fire on Commercial Street in Astoria

While we slept our Thanksgiving Feast off- in the middle of the night- the local Firefighters in Astora and Seaside (and Warrenton, Gearhart, Knapa Olney, and others) were called to action.

The building at 10th and Commercial in Astoria was on fire. The fire appears to have started in the closed up old flower shop location. It quickly spread to 3 businesses and the Bank of America.

Crews had to work thru the night- as hot spots flared up- including on the roof of the neighboring terriyaki place. Thankfully no was hurt that we have heard about- and Drina Daisy made it thru without damage.

The local merchants were geared up for the big 5am-8am sale this morning. I am sure this will affect the festivities.

I grabbed the photos from the Daily Astorian site- which credits Jonathan Lingel of Westwindgraphics. The Daily Astorian has a story on the fire.