Monday, May 22, 2017

Firefighters Prevent Abandon Structure Fire from Spreading (Photo)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 22nd, 2017 6:15 PM
Downloadable file: Nora_Rd.JPG
At 3:10 p.m. today, multiple callers reported smoke coming from a wooded area in the 16000 block of Nora Rd. in Beaverton.

While en route, firefighters saw a column of black smoke and upgraded the fire to bring additional resources. Crews from Station 69 on Cooper Mountain, arrived in under five minutes to find a two-story structure with the entire second floor engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to confirm that the home was abandoned and therefore focused on preventing the fire from spreading to the nearby vegetation and adjacent homes. Due to the wooded location, firefighters had to pull hose lines down a 30-foot trail and contend with access limitations.

During the course of extinguishment, one firefighter was struck in the abdomen by debris and transported to a nearby hospital. They are resting well and expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators from TVF&R and the Washington County Sherriff's Office are jointly investigating the incident.
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