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Teenager detained in fire investigation


Hillsboro police have detained a 14-yer-old boy as part of an investigation into a house fire that displaced his family.

According to the Hillsboro Fire Department, at 10:25 a.m. on April 19, firefighters responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 2071 S.E. 63rd ave in Hillsboro. The fire was confined to a bedroom. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.

An adult couple escaped from the home and suffered non life threatening injuries as a result of the fire. An ambulance transported them to St. Vincents Medical Center. Damage to the residence was estimate is $10,000.

The fire was determined to be suspicious in nature by investigators.

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