Residential fire displaces Beaverton family
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.