Hillsboro firefighters battle house fire
Hillsboro firefighters have knocked down a fire that threatened to burn down a Hillsboro home late Thursday evening.
According to the Hillsboro Fire Department, firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Northeast 21st Street at about 10:40 p.m., Thursday, July 5.
Firefighters from Hillsboro's Engine 5 near the Hillsboro Airport and Engine 1 in downtown arrived at the single-story home to find a southern portion of the building on fire, as well as a shed, fence and a tree.
The shed was engulfed in flames, spreading the blaze halfway up the tree and into the home's attic.
Crews quickly extinguished the shed fire, but additional units were called in to battle the attic.
In total, 20 Hillsboro firefighters responded to the scene. No one was injured in the blaze and both the home and the shed were vacant at the time of the fire, according to fire officials.
A fire investigator is working to determine the cause of the blaze. It's unclear how badly the house was damaged by the fire.
"With current dry conditions, the Hillsboro Fire Department reminds everyone to properly dispose of smoking materials," the Hillsboro Fire Department wrote in a statement. "This time of year dry vegetation and bark dust are extremely flammable a pose a major fire risk."