On Saturday, November 7, around 6 p.m., firefighters and law enforcement officers responded to a house fire in the 5100 block of Woodcrest Lane near Lake Oswego.
First-arriving firefighters were met by heavy fire, thick smoke, and a car onfire within the garage of a two-story home.
Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Lake Oswego Fire Department began to
extinguish the fire from the outside while protecting the neighboring home.They transitioned to fighting fire from inside the home and controlled the
blaze within 30 minutes. They worked for more than an hour to salvagebelongings and douse hot spots.
fire investigator determined that the accidental fire was caused bydiscarded cooking materials that ignited nearby combustibles in the garage of
the home. By the time the homeowner discovered the fire and 911 was activated,the garage was engulfed, and fire spread quickly into the house.
to fire, smoke, and water damage, the insured home is considered a completeloss. The fire displaced three people. The home did not have a residential fire
sprinkler system. In addition to Lake Oswego Fire Department, TVF&R wasassisted by Lake Oswego Police Department, Washington County Consolidated
Communications Agency (911), Lake Oswego Communications (911), and AmericanMedical Response.