Early-morning Sherwood fire burns shed, vehicles
An early morning Sherwood fire Thursday caused extensive damage to a shed, several vehicles and a recreational vehicle on Dahlke Lane.
At 2:45 a.m., firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a fire on a large piece of property containing several dozen vehicles, sheds, shipping containers and recreation vehicles that were scattered among scrap material. Because the fire was growing in the middle of those items, firefighters had difficulty gaining access to it.
Five occupants of recreational vehicles on site safely escaped and were not injured.
Fire officials said as the fire grew, several propane tanks exploded and the heat from the fire threatened nearby powerlines. Since the area had no hydrants, fire crews shuttled water to the site.
In addition to TVF&R and the Lake Oswego Fire Department, those dispatched to the scene included Metro West Ambulance, Sherwood Police and Washington County Sheriff's Office.
A TVF&R fire investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
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