July 16 2019
TUALATIN, Oregon - Just before 1 a.m. today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were called to a residential fire in the 12800 block of Northwest Lovejoy Court in the Cedar Mill community in unincorporated Washington County. Multiple callers to the 911 dispatch center reported seeing heavy flames and dark smoke coming from the residence. Crews from TVF&R Station 61 arrived within minutes of being dispatched and found heavy flames coming from the front of the residence with a partial roof collapse near the front door.
Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and began to search for victims inside the residence. During the search, firefighters located three people inside the home. They were carried out and brought to awaiting medical personnel, where lifesaving efforts were immediately started.
Due to the volume of fire and the number of occupants located inside the home, the incident commander called for a second alarm to bring more resources to the scene. All three patients were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Fire investigators are currently on scene working to determine the cause of this fire. It is unknown at this time if the home contained working smoke alarms.