Blaze destroys home on Ladd Hill Road near Sherwood
A rented home outside Sherwood city limits was destroyed on Monday, Dec. 16, despite the best attempts of local firefighters.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to the 30000 block of Southwest Ladd Hill Road around 5 p.m. on Monday, after a passing driver spotted flames billowing from the windows and roof of the home.
Arriving crews found "significant flames" and worked to transport water to the scene, as there were no nearby street hydrants.
Firefighters say it took nearly 90 minutes of "defensive" firefighting to control the blaze. Authorities say the man renting the home confirmed that he was the only resident, but his cat has not been located in the aftermath to the fire.
Firefighters say an arcing power line and a nearby creek made accessing the home difficult during the response. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but the structure did not have a sprinkler system.
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