No one injured in Monday fire in Beaverton
Crews from multiple agencies battled a three-alarm fire around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Woodside Corporate Park in Beaverton.
Firefighters from Tualatin Hills Fire & Rescue Station 67 arrived at 15075 S.W. Koll Park and saw fire and heavy black smoke venting from the side and rollup door of a concrete storage building. An incident commander called for a second alarm to get more crews, trucks and engines to the scene.
Firefighters applied water from the ground and from aerial ladders for nearly 40 minutes, but fire conditions prompted the incident commander to call a third alarm, bringing more than 65 fire personnel to the scene, including crews from Portland Fire & Rescue and the Hillsboro Fire Department.
Based on the large amount of burning materials and hazardous conditions, firefighters were not able to complete a search of the building for more than an hour to confirm that it was unoccupied. At one point, firefighters had to leave the roof and fight the fire defensively based on concerns about structural collapse.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
The storage building had a fire alarm but it's unclear whether it had a commercial fire sprinkler system. An investigation will begin. No damage estimate is available.