Blaze displaces two people, their dogs, in Beaverton
A Beaverton house caught fire Wednesday afternoon. Two adults and two dogs were displaced, and two firefighters sustained minor injuries. They were transported to a local hospital for assessment.
The cause has not yet been determined and the identities of those displaced and injured have not been released. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents with temporary housing and other essential needs.
The call came in around 5 p.m. to the house on Southwest Milburn Street, near Murray Boulevard and the eastbound entrance to the Sunset Highway. Firefighters spotted a column of smoke before arriving. The fire began in an outbuilding. The occupants were home when the fire broke out and exited the house before crews arrived.
Firefighters worked for more than two hours to extinguish the fire. The blaze also was upgraded to a second alarm, and additional crews from Portland Fire and Rescue were called in to assist.
Crews were faced with multiple challenges when extinguishing the fire due to what firefighters describe as, "excessive contents in the home," plus temperatures over 90 degrees on Wednesday.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the property and protected nearby homes.
TVF&R was assisted by a Hillsboro Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief and Washington County Sheriff's Office.