Sunday, August 6, 2017

Firefighters Work Overnight to Extinguish House Fire in Aloha


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 6th, 2017 2:47 AM
Just after 1:30 AM crews from TVF&R were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 5300 Block of SW Dominie Ct. in Aloha. Several callers to 911 were reporting the entire back of the home was engulfed in flames. As fire crews responded to the scene there were reports that occupants from the home had gone back inside to retrieve a dog.

First arriving fire crews from Station 62 in Aloha found heavy fire on the back side of the home, that had extended into the interior and the attic space of the structure. Crews began an aggressive fire attack to bring the flames under control, and initiated interior search operations to ensure that all occupants had exited the structure safely. There were no reports of injuries, and firefighters found that all occupants had exited safely.

Firefighters worked for over 30 minutes to bring this fire under control, and to keep the fire from spreading into other habitable areas of the home. The origin and cause of the fire is unknown; a TVF&R fire investigator is on scene. The residents of the home are being assisted by the American Red Cross for temporary housing needs. TVF&R was assisted on scene by the Washington County Sheriff's office.

TVF&R would like to remind you that it is never a good idea to go back into a structure to retrieve pets or personal belongings. Smoke and toxic gasses produced by fire can quickly overcome you, and render you unconscious. Develop an escape plan with your family and establish a meeting point. And remember once you are out, stay out.

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