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Barn fire damages home outside Wilsonville

Delivery driver spots smoke and flames at a Parrett Mountain residence


by: TVF&R - TVF&R and Newberg Fire personnel responded to a barn fire at a Parrett Mountain residence Friday between Wilsonville and Sherwood. A Friday of seemingly routine deliveries took an unexpected turn for a delivery driver arriving at a rural home between Wilsonville and Sherwood.

At approximately 12:26 p.m. Friday, a 911 call was received from the Parrett Mountain area reporting a barn on fire at 18750 SW Parrett Mountain Road northwest of Wilsonville and just south of Sherwood. The caller reported to the dispatcher that he didn’t think anyone was home at the time.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched and immediately responded to the scene. As they approached, firefighters described seeing a smoke header, which indicated the possibility of a working fire.

The fire then was upgraded to a first-alarm response that brought additional resources to the scene including water tenders to shuttle water for firefighting operations as nearby hydrants were unavailable.

Upon their arrival, firefighters from the Sherwood Station initiated an “aggressive attack” to fight the fire at the barn, which is roughly 40 by 100 feet in size. They were able to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby garage and limited damage to the garage and adjacent home.

Crews went on to fully knock down the fire and remained on scene to check for hot spots and ensure the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported, although an unknown number of chickens also were reported to have been inside the barn at the time of the blaze.

In all, around 25 firefighters responded to the incident, including crews from Newberg Fire as well as TVF&R volunteers.

Investigators on Monday said damage from the fire is estimated at $52,500, including the barn and its contents. by: TVF&R - TVF&R and Newberg Fire personnel responded to a barn fire at a Parrett Mountain residence Friday between Wilsonville and Sherwood.




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