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Update: TVF&R battles second Bull Mountain fire

According to TVF&R, witnesses initially reported a grass fire, but the blaze grew to engulf part of the house by the time firefighters arrived a few minutes later.For the second time in a week, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were called to battle a blaze on Bull Mountain.

A home in the 14500 block of Southwest 148th Place called 911 shortly after noon, Thursday, after smokes and flames erupted from a neighboring home.

Firefighters responded to the fire after receiving a call about a grass fire, but found a different scene when they arrived, TVF&R said in a statement.

The home's upper story and its backyard deck were fully engulfed in flame. The blaze was extending to the attic.

According to TVF&R the blaze may have started as a grass fire but had grown significantly by the time firefighters arrived.

A fire investigator determined that the fire started on the exterior of the building and moved to the interior. The exact cause is still under investigation.

Crews were able to put out the fire within about half an hour.

Fire investigators are currently working to determine what caused a home to catch fire on Bull Mountain on Thursday.The home was significantly damaged, the fire agency in a post online. TVF&R said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The incident comes less than a week after two homes were damaged in the 14600 block of Jordy Court, near Beef Bend Road about a mile away

That blaze displaced 10 people living in the two homes. That fire is remains under investigation.

A red flag warning is in effect across the Portland area through Sunday.

According to TVF&R, the combination of low humidity, strong winds and warm temperatures create an environment for fire to easily ignite and quickly spread.

TVF&R urges extreme caution with disposal of all burning and smoking materials.

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