Fire destroys Cranberry Road Winery in Westport

WESTPORT, Wash -- A fast-moving fire destroyed the Cranberry Road Winery and Bogwater Brewery in Westport Tuesday night.

The fire was reported just after 6 p.m. when callers reported seeing flames coming from the building.

The Westport Fire Department arrived within minutes to find flames shooting out of the front of the metal structure.

Arriving fire crews reported several cylinders of CO2 and oxygen were exploding from inside the building, creating a concern for firefighters.

The flames were so intense fire crews said they couldn’t enter the building and took a defensive approach to the fire.

The owner of winery, Christopher Tiffany, said the family bought the property in 2011 and opened the winery in 2012.

The family-owned business had two other full-time employees who are now left without a job.

Tiffany said it’s too early to figure out what’s ahead but his hope is to rebuild and reopen.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire is still under investigation but they do consider the building a total loss.