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Fire Forces Grandfather and Grandson to Evacuate Hillsboro Home (Photo) - 08/23/17

At 6:38 Wednesday evening neighbors noticed smoke come from the 2nd floor of the house at 423 SW Walnut Street. While alerting the residents, a grandfather and his grandson, they reported the incident to Washington County 9-1-1.

Firefighters from nearby Station 1 arrived to find active fire in an upstairs bedroom. The crew quickly extinguished the fire and began clearing the smoke from the house.

Both residents were examined at the scene by Metro West Ambulance. The eight year old grandson was transported to a local hospital for further examination as a precaution.
In addition to the two residents, two dogs and one cat were safely evacuated from the home.

A total of eighteen firefighters responded to the fire. One firefighter suffered a minor dog bite while rounding up one of the dogs.

A fire investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire. No damage estimates are available at this time.

Hillsboro Fire reminds everyone to evacuate at the first sign of fire and call 9-1-1 once safely outside.

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