Early this morning three adults and a child were displaced by a fire in their mobile home. One of the residents was transported by Metro West Ambulance to the Oregon Burn Center for treatment of burns that he sustained while attempting to re-enter the home.
The fire was reported to 9-1-1 dispatchers at 1:06am and the first engine company to arrive from the Main Station #1 found flames coming through the windows on both sides of the single wide mobile home located at 640 SE 3rd Ave. Firefighters quickly attacked the active fire on the front deck and inside the front room of the home. Firefighters had the fire extinguished within 10 minutes of their arrival.
Witnesses told investigators that one of the residents and his 2 1/2 year old nephew were on the front deck of the home when they saw smoke and flames just inside the front door. The man was injured as he attempted to re-enter the home to look for the family dog. It was later discovered that the dog had gotten out safely. The boy’s parents were not home at the time the fire broke out.
Hillsboro Fire Investigators determine the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature. The mobile home is a total loss. The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing and essentials.
Eighteen personnel from Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported.
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue reminds citizens that once safely evacuated, don’t go back inside.