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Update: Tualatin fire claims life of man

Investigation into cause of fatal motor home blaze continues


One person is dead after a fire ripped through a motor home in Tualatin early Tuesday morning.

Donald Livingston Jr., 60, of Tualatin was found dead inside his motor home after Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews extinguished a fire, which ravaged the motor home at about 2:36 a.m.(Image is Clickable Link) Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials say a fire ripped through a motor home on Southwest 67th Avenue in Tualatin early Tuesday morning, killing one person.

Witnesses called 911 after hearing popping sounds and seeing flames coming from a 1977 Ford motor home parked in the 19000 block of 67th Avenue, near Southwest Sagert Street.

A crew from TVF&R Station 34 arrived within two minutes and was able to extinguish the fire within five minutes, preventing the fire from spreading to a nearby home.

Witnesses weren't sure if anyone was inside the motor home at the time of the blaze, but after heavy smoke cleared, firefighters discovered the remains of the man inside the charred motor home.

Fire district officials initially said that due to the intensity of the heat and flames, the person was not recognizable.

Tualatin Police are investigating the cause of the fatal fire with TVF&R investigators and the Washington County Medical Examiner's Office.

Livingston was reportedly living in the motor home at the time of his death. The reason he was parked on 67th Avenue is unknown.

Based upon the initial investigation, the cause of death is still unknown, but does not appear to be suspicious, said Lt. Greg Pickering with the Tualatin Police Department.

"Our hearts go out to the family who has lost a loved one this morning," said TVF&R spokeswoman Cassandra Ulven. "We will work in earnest with our law enforcement partners to learn how this fire started."

More information will released as it becomes available.

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