An auto repair shop in Tigard was destroyed in this morning fire.
No one was injured.
Crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were called to the commercial fire at Mario's Auto Service, 9744 S.W. Tigard St., at 8:36 a.m. Saturday, March 11. Before arriving, crews could see billowing black smoke. The call was immediately upgraded to bring in additional resources, according to Kim Haughn, TVF&R public information officer.
The crew discovered a metal structure, used as an auto repair shop, engulfed in flames. This triggered an upgrade to a second-alarm for additional firefighting resources.
Firefighters made sure no occupants were in the building. A motor home located next to the repair shop did have an occupant, who had been assisted in leaving by the neighbor who made the 911 call.
Due to the contents in and around the small auto repair shop, occupants in nearby facilities also were evacuated as a precaution.
Crews prevented the fire from spreading to any adjacent structures, knocking the fire down within 20 minutes from their arrival.
The auto repair shop, vehicles and other contents that were inside the structure during the fire are a total loss.
Fire investigators remain on scene working to narrow down the origin of the fire and possible cause.
TVF&R crews were assisted by Portland Fire & Rescue to fight the fire and Tigard Police Department, who assisted with evacuating nearby structures and provided traffic control along Tigard Street.