Shortly before 5:30 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported a fire on the second floor of an apartment complex in the 28500 block of Ashland Drive in Wilsonville. Two occupants in the second-floor apartment had their primary exit blocked by fire and had to escape off the balcony.
Firefighters arrived to heavy flames coming out the front of the unit and quickly attacked the fire. Fire crews were able to get quick control of the fire while paramedics provided care to the two occupants and a neighbor who had inhaled smoke. One occupant was transported by ambulance for further care.
The second-floor unit sustained heavy damage. The third-floor unit suffered smoke and thermal damage while the bottom unit had significant water intrusion. One dog perished as a result of the fire.
A fire investigator remained on scene to conduct witness interviews, analyze burn patterns, and work to determine the cause of the fire.
TVF&R was assisted on scene by Wilsonville Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, AMR Ambulance, and Portland General Electric.