Home Damaged by Fire in Cornelius
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
The crew arrived seconds later to find heavy fire coming from the rear porch of the house. They made a quick attack on the flames, but the fire had already spread into the interior of the house. A second arriving crew from Hillsboro attacked the flames that had reached the interior. It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to extinguish the fire, and another hour searching for hot spots.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The fire has displaced three occupants of the house, they are receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
Cornelius Fire Department was assisted on scene by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Gaston Fire District, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District and Washington County Sheriffs Deputies assigned to Cornelius.