Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Neighbor Alerts Residents to Fire in Their Garage (Photo)

NEIGHBOR ALERTS RESIDENTS TO FIRE IN THEIR GARAGE (PHOTO)


News Release from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 12:19 AM
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At 10:25 Tuesday night Hillsboro Fire Department Station 6 was dispatched to a residential fire on the 6600 block of NE Birch Street.

Upon the arrival of Engine 6 Firefighters found smoke coming from an attached two car garage/shop. Once inside the garage they discovered active fire on an outside wall. The fire was contained to one wall of the garage and extinguished within seven minutes of their arrival. Firefighters from Engine 3 and Truck 5 then turned their attention to the 2nd level storage area above the garage to insure that the fire had not spread.

A husband and wife along with their dog were asleep in the house when the fire started. The resident told investigators that his next door neighbor, pounding on their door, woke him and his wife to alert them of the fire. The two immediately evacuated the house and called 9-1-1 from their driveway.

Hillsboro Fire Investigator Joe Ligatich determined that the fire started inside the garage. No cause has been determined at this time.

Fourteen Hillsboro Fire personnel responded to the fire. No firefighter or resident injuries were reported.

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

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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