VIDEO: Firefighters worked into Monday night to put out a two-alarm warehouse fire in Milwaukie, according to Clackamas Fire District No. 1
The fire started just after 6 p.m. near the 5700 block of Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard.
Firefighters initially took up defensive positions to fight the fire, saying conditions were too dangerous to go inside.
Employees at a nearby dog shelter immediately started evacuating their dogs when the fire broke out.
"Someone just came running in from the bus stop over here and said that our building was on fire," said Kelly Priest, an employee at Family Dogs New Life Shelter. "We started rushing dogs outside and putting them in crates outside."
The fire was burning at an adjacent building and firefighters later gave the all-clear to shelter employees. All the dogs were then brought back inside because of poor air quality due to smoke.
Both Johnson Creek Boulevard and the Springwater Corridor were shut down near the fire's location.