Firefighters respond to the second Sherwood barn fire in a week

Investigators are working to determine what started a barn fire on Parrett Mountain near Sherwood on Friday. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to two seperate barn fires in Sherwood last week.Fire investigators are continuing their work to determine the cause of a barn fire in the 18700 block of Southwest Parrett Mountain Road.

The fire was spotted by a delivery truck driver at about 12:26 p.m., Nov. 29, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.

Nearby fire hydrants were unavailable, and the fire was quickly upgraded to a first-alarm response, which brings more resources to firefighters, including water tankers to shuttle water to crews.

Firefighters from Sherwood Engine 33 and crews from Newberg Fire & Rescue were able to contain the fire and keep it from spreading much, though some flames did lick a nearby garage and adjacent home.

In total, about 25 firefighters responded to the incident, TVF&R said.

No one was harmed in the fire, but the 40-foot by 100-foot barn did house two vehicles as well as several chickens.

It is unclear how many chickens were inside the barn at the time of the fire, TVF&R said in a statement.

The fire caused about $52,500 in damages to the barn and its contents, TVF&R said.

This is the second barn fire in Sherwood in the past week. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, a barn on Southwest Edy Road burned to the ground. The cause of that fire remains unknown.

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