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Dog, cat perish in late-morning farmhouse fire


Fire was on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood

A dog and a cat perished in a late-morning fire on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood on Tuesday.

Firefighters from Washington County Fire District No. 2 at Midway responded to a 10:29 a.m. call that a one-story farmhouse at 19305 S.W. Cappoen Road, just off of LeBeau Road, was on fire, according to Stefan Myers, a public information officer for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue which took over administrative functions of the district last year.

Once crews arrived, firefighters found smoke coming from the home’s eaves as well as flames shooting out from windows in the unoccupied house.

Myers said firefighters were quickly able to get the fire under control.

No one was in the house at the time of the fire, TVF&R said. The homeowner arrived during the incident and told firefighters the family owned three dogs and a couple of cats. Later, one cat and one dog were found dead in the home. No one else was injured.

Myers said the fire was centrally located in the house and is not a total loss. Investigators are working to determine a cause.

Also responding to the alarm were TVF&R engines from King City, Beaverton, Bethany and Tualatin.

By Ray Pitz
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