April 23 2021
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Condominium fire displaces four in Hillsboro
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HILLSBORO, Oregon - Just before 9:30 pm this evening, residents in a condominium in the 1400-block of SE Walnut Street reported smoke and flames coming from their kitchen. They briskly exited the home and tried to alert nearby in neighbors to also evacuate their residences. Battalion Chief C01 arrived to find smoke coming from the unit and upgraded the incident to a first alarm. Engine 1 arrived and entered the structure to extinguish the fire. Firefighters from Truck 5 searched the home to confirm that no one remained inside. The fire was quickly extinguished and did not spread to other units.

No injuries were reported. Four adults living in the home were displaced as a result of the fire. Victims' assistance is being provided to them to ensure they have a safe place to stay for the evening.

A Hillsboro Fire investigator determined that the cause was an accidental cooking fire. Thanks to Portland General Electric for their assistance.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue reminds you that working smoke alarms can save lives by alerting you to an emergency situation. Test your smoke alarms at least monthly and replace batteries as soon as it's needed.