One injured, three displaced in Tualatin fire
- Geoff Pursinger
- The Times - News
TUALATIN - A fast-moving fire ripped through a mobile home in Tualatin on Monday, burning one person and displacing the residents.
A neighbor first reported the fire in the Willow Glenn Mobile Park, 9700 S.W. Tualatin Road, at about 8 a.m.
Smoke and flames were so powerful that two people had to climb through a bedroom window to escape.
One of the residents was treated for minor burns at the scene.
Crews with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the single-wide mobile home.
Crews attempted to get inside the home, but TVF and R spokesman Brian Barker said that the home and yard were filled with items and debris.
Barker said that there were so many items in and around the home that it made entering the house dangerous.
Instead, firefighters worked to keep the fire from spreading to other buildings.
Fire investigators have yet to determine a cause of the fire, though firefighters say it started in the mobile home's kitchen.
'Cooking is one of the leading causes of house fires in our service area,' Barker said. 'Although we're still trying to get to the bottom of exactly what happened in this fire, this is a good reminder to never leave food unattended on the stovetop and make sure that your smoke alarms work.'
In total, three people were displaced from the home. They reportedly did not have insurance.