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Firefighters prevent the blaze from spreading, although 14 people are displaced

COURTESY PHOTO: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters put out a fire at the Bridge Creek Apartments in Wilsonville last week.

At about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a fire that eventually destroyed one third-story apartment unit at the Bridge Creek Apartments in Wilsonville, according to a TVF&R press release.

After beginning to put out the fire at the 2900 block of S.W. Rose Lane, the department called for a second alarm to bring more resources to the scene and prevent the fire from spreading to the other 17 apartments at the complex. The firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the apartment where it originated and no one was hurt.

"Despite a shared attic space above several apartments, firefighters' aggressive and quick action contained the fire to one unit and a portion of the attic," the press release reads.

Overall, one apartment unit is considered a complete loss, two apartments incurred smoke or water damage and six apartments' power was shut down following the episode.Fourteen residents were displaced by the fire, including two who lived at the destroyed unit, and some received support from the American Red Cross.

The apartment complex did not have a fire sprinkler system, which the department says often mitigates damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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