Aloha early morning house fire displaces family and dogs
Firefighters responded early Monday morning, Oct. 12, to a house fire on Southwest Kinnaman Road between 198th and 185th avenues in Aloha.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said that all occupants and their pets safely evacuated and were not injured. Two adults, five children and two dogs were displaced due to fire and smoke damage, according to TVF&R.
"(The family) will seek assistance from Red Cross for housing and other essential needs," said the fire agency.
According to TVF&R, multiple 9-1-1 calls were made just before 6 a.m., reporting a house on fire. First incoming crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the exterior of the home behind the garage.
Kinnaman Road was then closed in both directions, according to TVF&R's Twitter page.
"Firefighters immediately began aggressive fire attack measures, extinguishing the fire in approximately 20 minutes," TVF&R said in a statement.
TVF&R added in a tweet that the fire was deemed under control at 6:11 a.m.
As of 9:51 a.m., Kinnaman Road was reopened.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
TVF&R was assisted at the scene by Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Portland General Electric and NW Natural.
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