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Shirley’s Tippy Canoe, famous Troutdale restaurant, goes up in flames

By Wire services and The Columbian
Published: January 17, 2020, 11:58am

CORBETT, Ore. — Shirley’s Tippy Canoe, a famous restaurant along the Sandy River near Troutdale, Ore., went up in flames Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to the restaurant, 28242 Historic Columbia River Highway, about 5:03 a.m., according to Corbett (Ore.) Fire Chief Dave Flood. Flood told KATU initial reports said flames were coming from the second story. Photos and videos show the building consumed by smoke and flames.

Flood said the building was a total loss. The Gresham, Ore., and Clackamas (Ore.) County fire departments assisted in fighting the fire.

Fire personnel will remain at the site for most of the day dealing with hotspots in the rubble of the building. No one was injured and no one was in the building, according to Flood, when the fire started.

Investigation into the cause of the fire is in the preliminary phase.

The Historic Columbia River Highway was closed Friday morning between Southeast Woodard Road and Stark Street, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. It was expected to reopen about noon.

The eatery was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”