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Residential fire displaces Beaverton family

COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire on Southwest Danielle Avenue on Tuesday evening. The family that lived at the home evacuated safely, but the building is not habitable after the blaze, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reported.A fire in Beaverton's Highland neighborhood forced a family and its pet cat from their home Tuesday evening, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.

The fire agency said three adults and the cat evacuated their two-story home in the 7000 block of Southwest Danielle Avenue after the family came home to find the building's backside on fire at about 8 p.m.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they reportedly found the fire had spread into the attic, with flames shooting through the roof, and had set ablaze a tree in the backyard. TVF&R said first responders searched the house to confirm all occupants had evacuated and were able to extinguish the fire.

The house was rendered temporarily uninhabitable, according to TVF&R. The residents will be staying with family for the time being, the agency added.