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Mt. Leo shopping center burns
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McMinnville firefighters battled a fire well into the night Saturday in Mt. Leo.
The strip shopping center erupted in flames in a fire that originated at the laundromat. The entire strip center remained in danger at 10 p.m. Saturday night and could be a complete loss.
Flames consumed the laundromat and that storefront will not be salvageable. The fire spread to other stores in the shopping center including Rainbow Flower and Gifts, Pretty Things and a Mexican grocery store. Headhunters Hair Salon at the end of the shopping center appears to be the only store which might be saved.
Thick, black smoke spread through the area as firefighters dosed the building with water. The black smoke was from the roof burning.
More details will be provided as they become available.