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Fire in Manufactured Home Displaces 8 (Photo) - 10/15/20

This evening at 5:50pm, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported house fire at the Rose Grove Mobile Home Community located at 3839 Pacific Avenue. Crews arrived shortly later to find smoke coming from the structure with all occupants evacuated. Firefighters found the fire mostly confined to a wall and were able to quickly extinguish it. As they ventilated the smoke out, they checked for hotspots in adjoining rooms and under the structure. It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to extinguish the fire and all hot spots. 
 

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation, but appears to be isolated to electrical wiring in the wall. No occupants or firefighters were injured. The fire caused water and smoke damage throughout the structure as well as damaging the electrical system, which had to be turned off. Because of this, the 8 occupants can not return to the house until appropriate repairs can be made. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the family.
 

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue wants to stress the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your house. We suggest one in each bedroom, one outside the sleeping areas and a minimum of one on each floor. Avoiding placing them near bathrooms, kitchens and in garages. 
 

We were assisted on scene by Cornelius Fire Department, Gaston Fire District, Banks Fire District, Forest Grove Police, Forest Grove Light & Power and Metro West Ambulance. 

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