News Flash module icon

View Archived News Releases (From January 1 - June 30, 2013 )

News Flash

TVF&R

Posted on: October 29, 2022

Eight hospitalized, dozens displaced after overnight apartment fire

IMG_0189

Shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday morning, multiple callers to 911 reported flames coming from an apartment building at a complex in the 8100 block of Southwest Barnes Road in unincorporated Washington County.  

Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were first on scene and helped evacuate residents. Firefighters arrived quickly thereafter and found flames coming through the windows, roof, and stairwell of the apartment building. Crews began attacking the fire and initiated search and rescue efforts. Ultimately, they rescued seven people from the building who were trying to escape the fire and toxic smoke. Multiple pets were also rescued by firefighters. Fire officials escalated the fire to a second alarm and called for mutual aid. Portland Fire & Rescue sent three units to assist. 

Eight patients were transported to the hospital for injuries related to the fire. Some patients sustained injuries when they jumped from the second floor of the building to escape while others suffered from smoke inhalation and burns. Additionally, one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

The fire caused significant damage to multiple units inside the building. As a result, about two dozen people are displaced. TVF&R and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are working with apartment managers to help affected residents find shelter. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is working in coordination with TVF&R fire investigators to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Thank you to Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (911 dispatch), Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland General Electric, NW Natural Gas, TriMet, and MetroWest Ambulance for their assistance on the fire.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in TVF&R

TVF&R is Prepared for Weekend Wind Event

Posted on: September 9, 2022

TVF&R Receives Superior Credit Rating

Posted on: February 15, 2022
West Linn Chimney Fire Pic 1

Late Night West Linn House Fire

Posted on: January 28, 2022
IMG_2115

Two Escape Early Morning Apartment Fire

Posted on: December 6, 2021
Tuckerwood House Fire

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Beaverton

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Bureker Truck 56

TVF&R Promotes First Female Captain

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Spellman2

Fire Destroys Unoccupied Home in Beaverton

Posted on: September 7, 2021
POD

TVF&R Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted on: December 30, 2020
Preview of Safety First Newsletter Home Page

TVF&R Launches 'Safety First' Newsletter

Posted on: December 7, 2020
Burn Ban

High Fire Danger Burn Ban Lifted

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Notice of TVF&R Budget Hearing

Posted on: June 4, 2020
beaverton townhouse fire_65

Apartment Fire Displaces Eight

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Firefighters work to extinguish Tigard house fire

Person Found Dead in Tigard Home Fire

Posted on: March 24, 2020
COVID-19 image

COVID-19

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Crews complete hose drill with new training trailer

TVF&R Unveils New Training Trailer

Posted on: December 13, 2019
night rehab volunteers

TVF&R is Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on: November 26, 2019

Residential Fire in Tualatin

Posted on: November 2, 2019
Fourplex 1

Beaverton Fourplex Destroyed by Fire

Posted on: August 29, 2019
1

Beaverton Home Destroyed by Fire

Posted on: August 13, 2019
flameless_candle_4_thumb.jpg

Keep the Holidays Merry

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Firefighters Battle Aloha House Fire

Posted on: March 31, 2017
2016 Toy Drive.JPG

Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Home Visits Enhance Patient Care

Posted on: November 8, 2016

TVF&R Firefighters ‘Go Pink’

Posted on: October 8, 2015
New-Station-70.jpg

TVF&R Opens New Station 70 in Raleigh Hills

Posted on: September 30, 2015

TVF&R Welcomes Its Newest Recruits

Posted on: February 3, 2015