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Three Hillboro Residents and their Dog Safe from Early Afternoon House Fire (Photo) - 12/13/18

Just before 1:00 pm today Hillsboro Fire Station 2 responded to a residential fire on the 3000 block of SE Brookwood Avenue. Firefighters on Engine 2 arrived to find three residents and the family dog safely outside the two level home. As firefighters made their way around the back of the house they saw fire and smoke venting out of a 2nd floor window and fire on the covered back deck. As additional personnel arrived firefighters worked to extinguish the fire inside house and on the deck while others searched the house and cut an opening in the roof to allow heat and smoke to escape.

Unfortunately, due to extensive damage to the structure, the family will not be able to stay in the house. The Red Cross has secured short term lodging for the family and will assit with replacing essentials lost in the fire.   

Four Hillsboro Fire Department units and one Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue unit (twenty-five firefighters) responded to the fire. No injuries were reported. Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Hillsboro Fire Department reminds residents to take the time to develop and practice a home escape plan with two ways out of every room in your house and a family meeting place out front. Call 9-1-1 once safely outside and don’t re-enter until fire personnel give the okay.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire

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Attic Fire in Hillsboro Apartment Complex Forces Evacuation of Twelve Units (Photo) - 12/07/18

At 4:30 Friday afternoon Hillsboro Fire Department Station 6 was dispatched to a commercial fire at the Commons at Verandas Apartments on NE Overlook Drive.

Firefighters on Engine 6 arrived to find smoke coming from the attic of a group of twelve apartments, the smoke alarms sounding and all of the residents safely outside.  As firefighters on Engine 6 looked for the source of the smoke they found active fire in the attic. Additional arriving personnel joined the fight and had the fire knocked down within 25 minutes.

The fire was contained to the building’s attic. There is no smoke or fire damage in any of the individual apartments. Three of the apartments have water damage resulting from the water used to extinguish the fire. Residents that are unable to return to their apartments will be housed is currently vacant apartments in the complex.

A Hillsboro Fire Investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire. No damage estimate has been determined.

Twenty-seven fire personnel responded to the fire. Hillsboro Fire Department was assisted by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. No firefighter or resident injuries were reported.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds homeowners that fire spreads quickly.   Working smoke alarms are you first indication of fire. Be fire safe by checking your smoke alarms regularly and develop and practice a home escape plan.

 

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire

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Two Hillsboro residents safely evacuated from early morning fire (Photo) - 12/04/18

Awoken by the sound of breaking glass and the smell of smoke a Hillsboro couple evacuated through the window of their 2nd floor bedroom as fire and smoke filled rooms downstairs.

Just after 1:30 am HIllsboro Fire Station 2 responded to a residential fire on the 3000 block of SE Tumblestone Dr. Firefighters on Engine 2 arrived to find the homeowners safely outside. As they made their way around the back of the house fire and smoke were venting out of broken windows on the main floor. A few minutes later Truck 5 arrived to see black smoke venting from the main level and the eves of the 2nd story. Firefighters entered through the back, quickly extinguished the flames and began clearing the smoke as they searched the home for the family’s dog and three cats. Regretfully the dog and one of the cats was found deceased. One cat was found alive and one cat is still unaccounted for.

Twenty firefighters responded to the fire. No injuries were reported. A fire investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire. It was determined that there were no working smoke alarms in the home. 

HIllsboro Fire Department reminds residents that working smoke alarms are the most important warning system that you can have when it comes to fire. Additionally, take time to develop a home escape plan with two was out of every room in your house and a family meeting place out front.

 

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