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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Crews Extinguish Barn Fire in Helvetia Area

Barn Fire in Helvetia

At 2:43 a.m. today, firefighters were dispatched to a reported barn fire in 9000 block of Northwest Dick Road in the Helvetia area of Washington County. A neighbor reportedly called 911 after seeing flames coming from a barn.

Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, and Banks Fire District arrived on scene to find the metal pole barn fully engulfed in flames. The roof was partially collapsed when the first crews arrived.

Firefighters began defensive firefighting operations, using hoses from the exterior of the structure to extinguish the fire. The fire was deemed under control at 3:21 a.m., and firefighters remained on scene for an additional two hours, extinguishing hot spots and ensuring the fire remained out.

A fire investigator responded to the scene to determine the cause of the fire, which is undetermined at this time.

The barn was primarily used for hay storage, but also housed a tractor and various farm equipment. There were no injuries reported, and no individuals were displaced. There is livestock on the property, and no animals were harmed by the fire.

The fire occurred in a rural area that does not have hydrants. Four water tenders carrying 3,000 gallons of water each were dispatched to the scene to provide a constant supply of water for fire attack crews. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has water tenders strategically placed throughout the fire district to respond to areas where there are no hydrants. TVF&R also works collaboratively with its fire service partners to utilize water tenders regionwide in areas where service areas meet.

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