Just after 10 a.m. on May 4, 2016, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a report of a fully-involved residential fire in the 19000 block of Southwest 198th Place near Sherwood.
Upon arrival, firefighters began a defensive attack from outside the house which was located in a wooded area down a long, private road. Because the fire was located in an area of the fire district without fire hydrants, water had to be shuttled to the scene, prompting the closure of a portion of Southwest Lebeau Road.
It took firefighters about 40 minutes to control the blaze. While fighting the fire, a portion of the home collapsed. The house, which did not have a fire sprinkler system, was a total loss.
Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the nearby wooded area and two vehicles parked on the property. Though firefighters and investigators have not been able to search what remains of the home due to safety concerns, contact has been made with the homeowner and it's been confirmed that all three occupants are safe.