Crews battle two-alarm Hillsboro fire Thursday night
Hillsboro firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm blaze which displaced two people Thursday night.
Firefighters from Hillsboro's Jones Farm fire station were called to a home in the 2900 block of Northwest Evergreen Road at about 10:25 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, according to Bruce Montgomery, a spokesman for Hillsboro Fire.
When crews arrived, they found heavy flames pouring through the front of a two-story-tall A-frame home, Montgomery said.
The fire moved quickly through the home, and was quickly upgraded to a two-alarm blaze, according to Montgomery. The upgrade brought 34 firefighters from across the city, as well as Cornelius Fire and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to help battle the fire. The blaze was knocked down within about 25 minutes, Montgomery said.
Residents in the home told fire investigators they had evacuated after receiving a call from their security company. The caller told them their fire alarm system had notified them of a problem.
One of the family's two dogs ran out of the house, Montgomery said. A second dog has not yet been accounted for.
Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
"The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds homeowners that fire spreads quickly," Montgomery said. "Working smoke alarms are your first indication of fire. Be fire safe by checking your smoke alarms regularly and develop and practice a home escape plan."