On 08/26/2017 at 03:56 hrs. Astoria Police and Fire Department were dispatched to Astoria Warehousing for a report of a large fire located in pallets stored on the pier behind a locked gate. Due to the size of the fire, mutual aid was requested from Warrenton Fire Department. The US Coast Guard also responded from Station Cape Disappointment due to piles of burning pallets falling into the river.
At this time the exact cause of the fire is unknown but the circumstances and location in the pallet stacks where the fire started are suspicious. Anyone who may have witnessed people in the area early this morning, or who have information regarding the fire are asked to contact Astoria Police Detective Ken Hansen at 503-325-4411, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.