Firefighters respond to two-alarm fire at Tigard townhouses
Firefighters responded Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, to a fire at a townhouse community on Southwest Buffalo Place near North Dakota Street in Tigard.
According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, on multiple 9-1-1 calls were made at about 1:19 p.m. reporting a barbecue on a deck that was on fire. Firefighters later arrived on scene to find the fire had spread to multiple floors.
The fire was later upgraded to a two-alarm fire to bring additional resources. More than 30 firefighters responded to the scene, according to Kim Haughn, a spokesperson for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
TVF&R said the fire heavily damaged two townhouses, causing extensive damage, and a third townhouse was damaged as well during the fire response. Six units in total comprise the building that caught fire.
Haughn said everyone was able to evacuate safely, but firefighters did comfort a dog that was displaced near an involved unit.
One firefighter was hospitalized after being injured while battling the blaze, TVF&R said. The firefighter's injuries were characterized as non-life-threatening.
At least three people were displaced.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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