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Fire destroys Dixie Mountain Road home


Scappoose fire district provides mutual aid

by: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE AND RESCUE - Water tenders from multiple fire districts, including Scappoose, manage the scene of a house fire on rural Dixie Mountain Road. The house had nearly been consumed by the time the responders arrived.

Scappoose Fire District responded to a house fire in the 25000 block of NW Dixie Mountain Road Sunday, April 7 at 3:40 p.m. in order to provide mutual aid. The fire was located in what fire stations refer to as “no-man's land,” meaning there is no actual fire protection in the area.

The Scappoose Fire District was called upon as part of a mutual-aid agreement with other Northwest Oregon districts to provide water since the home was in a remote area with no municipal water system.

Information gathered from 9-1-1 calls indicate the structure was engulfed in flames. When crews first arrived, they found that fire had almost completely consumed the home.

The residents were not home during the fire and officials concluded that several dogs perished in the flames. The 1800-square-foot house is considered a total loss. Once the structure is determined safe to enter, investigators will begin processing the scene for a cause.

Washington County District 2, Banks Fire Department and Hillsboro Fire and Rescue responded in addition to Scappoose Fire District to extinguish the fire.