Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Single Alarm Fire in Washington County Displaces Residents from Ten Apartments (Photo)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2015 9:37 PM
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Just after 6:30 p.m. this eveni ng, firefighters responded to a fire in the StoneRidge at Cornell apartments. Initial callers reported fire coming from a wall and promptly evacuated. First-arriving firefighters from TVF&R's Oak Hills station performed the initial fire attack and discovered that the fire had breached the wall, extended to a back deck and threatened to spread into the attic space.

Additional firefighters worked to search affected apartments, evacuate residents and extinguish the fire which ultimately damaged three apartments in the ten-unit building. At one point firefighters had to exit an apartment where the floor had partially collapsed. It's unclear exactly how many residents are displaced, but none of the tenants will be able to return to their homes this evening. The American Red Cross is assisting one family. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters as a result of the fire.

The apartments had working smoke alarms, but did not have a fire sprinkler system. When a fire sprinkler system is present, the likelihood of injuries and costly damage is dramatically reduced. More information about fire sprinkler systems can be found at:

The fire remains under investigation at this hour and there are no damage estimates available.

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