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Six apartments damaged in West Linn fire

TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters battled an early Sunday morning apartment fire in West Linn.No one was hurt in a fire that heavily damaged six units of a West Linn apartment building early Sunday.

According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, just before 2 a.m. on July 24, crews responded to multiple reports of an apartment fully engulfed in flames at Willamette Terrace Apartments in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road.

Crews who arrived first on the scene from the downtown West Linn fire station were met by evacuating tenants. Firefighters began an aggressive fire attack and quickly knocked down the bulk of the flames in two units on the third floor. Crews then worked to ensure the fire was out by extinguishing hot spots from the roof and pulling ceiling from inside apartments.

Officers from the West Linn Police Department and firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1 also assisted with on-scene operations.

According to TV&R, the two units on the third floor were heavily damaged by fire and the four units below are currently uninhabitable. The cause of the fire is being investigated and no damage estimate was immedilately available.

TV&R says the complex was not equipped with a fire sprinkler system, which could have reduced the damage and threat to residents. More information about fire sprinkler systems can be found at tvfr.com.