Three adults and a dog safely evacuated the two-story home Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13.

The Hillsboro Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Brookwood Avenue in Hillsboro Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, at approximately 1 p.m. COURTESY PHOTO: HFD -

Three adults were in the home at the time of the fire and evacuated safely with their dog, according to Hillsboro Fire Department PIO Bruce Montgomery. The two-story home is located near Alexander Street, he said.

"We arrived to find heavy smoke coming out of the back side of the second floor of the house," Montgomery said. "The fire had been burning back there for a bit. There is a lot of fire damage back there."

The fire has been extinguished and investigators are on scene now to determine the cause of the fire, he said.

"The family is not going to be able to go back in the house, so we have contacted Red Cross to find them temporary housing," Montgomery said.

The local American Red Cross confirmed disaster responders were sent to the home at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Southeast Brookwood Avenue.

Four adults lived in the home, according to the

regional communications director Chad Carter. Only three were home at the time of the fire.

"The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services," Carter said.

By Olivia Singer
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