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*Update* 2 Alarm Fire Damages Forest Grove Home (Photo) - 08/16/18

Update to yesterday's (8/15/2018) 2 Alarm Fire on Edgeview Lane in Forest Grove. Fire investigators from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Forest Grove Police, Oregon State Fire Marshal and Oregon State Police spent several hours on Wednesday investigating the scene and interviewing the occupants as well as neighbors. It was found that the fire started in a small Toyota motorhome that was parked next to the house. Potentially from the propane system used in it. The fire destroyed the motorhome, a car and outbuilding next to it as well as damaging the exterior and attic of the home and an SUV. Other portions of the house sustained smoke and water damage.

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This morning at at 1:23am, Forest Grove Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire on Edgeview Lane. When firefighters arrived, they found a house, vehicle and outbuilding on fire. Due to the amount of fire, a 2nd Alarm was called, bringing in additional resources from neighboring communities. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to extinguish the flames. One firefighter from a mutual aid department showed signs of heat exhaustion, they were checked out on scene by Metro West Ambulance, but were not taken to a hospital.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and more details will be released when they come available.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Cornelius Fire Department, Gaston Fire District, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Forest Grove Police Department and Metro West Ambulance.

Scene Information:
Engines: 8
Truck: 1
Rescue: 1
Chiefs: 2

Total Firefighters: 32

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Home Damaged by Fire in Forest Grove (Photo) - 08/06/18

This morning at 10:50am, firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire in a residence located at 3839 Pacific Avenue, this is the Rose Grove Mobile Home Community. It was reported by the occupant that sparks had come from a clothes dryer and it had started to smoke. Firefighters arrived minutes later and found a single wide mobile home with no indications of fire, but seconds later light smoke started to produce from the roofline and under the structure, and it progressively became more dark. When crews made entry into the structure they experienced high temperatures and found the fire coming from a bedroom, they were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

Once the flames were extinguished, crews worked on putting out hot spots in the structure as well as under it. Due to the high temperatures, firefighters took rest breaks more frequantly than normail. This allowed them to re-hydrate and cool down from the 100 plus degree temperatures they encounter while wearing their gear. The temperature greatly increases when in a structure that is or has burned and isn't fully cooled down.

No civilians or firefighters were injured during the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time but is not suspicious. The house and most of its contents appear to be a total lose. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue wants to remind everyone to have a working smoke alarm in their house, inside each bedroom, outside sleeping areas and on each floor is optimal.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Cornelius Fire Department, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District, Metro West Ambulance and American Red Cross.

Scene Information
Engines - 4
Trucks - 1
Chiefs - 2
Support - 1

Total Personnel - 28

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