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Tualatin fire at Alzheimer's facility displaces 23

Officials say residents can be kept in other parts of facility

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue crews responded to a second fire in Tualatin within two days just blocks from each other.

Early Monday morning, TVF and R crews quickly extinguished a fire at Farmington Square Senior Care Community, 17950 S.W. 115th Ave.

The fire displaced 23 elderly Alzheimer's patients being treated at the facility.

The fire began at about 1:33 a.m. Fire crews from nearby stations in Tualatin and King City arrived within minutes and found employees at the facility moving patients to a safer nearby building on the property.

The fire was isolated to a dryer in the laundry room, and was quickly extinguished.

The fire caused no structural damage, but significant smoke kept the 23 residents from returning to their rooms on Monday.

Fire investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire, but said it had no connection to a fire that happened less than a half-mile away near Southwest 106th Avenue and Pueblo Street on Sunday.