Fire damages Hillsboro home
A Hillsboro fire caused more than $20,000 in damages on Friday night, according to Hillsboro Fire & Rescue.
Firefighters were called to a home in the 900 block of Josephine Street at about 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 29 after neighbors reported flames coming form the west side of a one-story wood-framed home.
The fire could be seen by the Hillsboro Airport's control tower, Hillsboro Fire said. Employees working at the tower called 911 to report the blaze.
By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to the attic and was racing down a fence line and extending into nearby trees. Crews quickly brought the fire under control.
One man was home at the time of the fire. They told firefighters that they were inside and were unaware of the blaze until they heard "popping noises" coming from outside. A neighbor yelled to him that the house was on fire.
The man and some neighbors tried to put out the fire using garden hoses until firefighters arrived. No one was injured in the fire.
Investigators say that the fire likely started in a camper parked next to the home. The blaze destroyed the camper as well as 30 feet of fencing and damaged the house's siding, attic and roof.
The interior of the home received light water damage from fire hoses.
The home remains unoccupied. The family has said they will stay in an undamaged motorhome on the property until repairs are made to the residence.