Support Local Journalism!        

Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Firefighters put out the fire before it entered the Washington County home, TVF&R said.

COURTESY PHOTO: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - A screenshot from Wednesday, July 27, when Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters and Washington County deputies responded to a roof fire at a Cedar Mill home.Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters and Washington County deputies responded to a roof fire just after noon on Wednesday, July 27, at a Cedar Mill home.

A neighbor had called 9-1-1 and notified residents of the two-story home in the 2000 block of Northwest Jessamine Way in the Cedar Mill area, according to a press release. The residents were initially unaware of the fire.

Firefighters arrived and met the homeowner, who was using a garden hose to try and extinguish the fire. TVF&R said the fire had started outside and quickly spread to the cedar shake roof.

Firefighters immediately doused the flames on the room and searched inside the home.

The fire did not spread into the home's attic or living spaces, TVF&R said, and the residents will still be able to stay in their home despite damage to the room.

Firefighters also removed light smoke and protected belongings inside the home and used a thermal imaging device to ensure all the hot spots had been soaked.

A fire investigator confirmed that the fire started near an outside yard debris container, but they were unable to determine the precise cause, a press release said.

Due to the high temperatures outside, extra firefighters responded to ensure everyone working would get enough break time and rehabilitation.

For more information about hot weather help and places to stay cool in Washington County, visit

You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.

Have a thought or opinion on the news of the day? Get on your soapbox and share your opinions with the world. Send us a Letter to the Editor!

Go to top
JSN Time 2 is designed by | powered by JSN Sun Framework