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News Release
Hillsboro Homeowner Safely Escapes Early Morning Fire (Photo) - 01/09/19

A Hillsboro women woke this morning at 4:45 to the sound of what she thought to be someone in her garage.  She called 911 while leaving the house to find black smoke coming from the eaves of garage and heard the sounds of breaking glass and the smoke alarms going off inside the house.

Hillsboro Fire Station 2 responded to the residential fire on the 1900 block of SE Currin Drive just after 4:50 am. Firefighters on Engine 2 arrived to find the homeowner safely outside and heavy black smoke coming from the garage. They made their way to the back of the house as fire and smoke vented from broken windows at the rear of the garage. Additional fire crews arrived a few minutes later to see black smoke venting from the eves of the garage and grey smoke from the eaves of house. Firefighters entered the garage, quickly extinguishing the fire. Checking the attic space they found no fire damage to that area. Fire damage was contained to the garage.

Twenty firefighters responded to the fire with no reported injuries. Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Hillsboro Fire Department reminds residents that working smoke alarms are the most important warning system that you can have when it comes to fire. Additionally, take time to develop a home escape plan with two was out of every room in your house and a family meeting place out front.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire


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