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Three-alarm fire displaces 10 in Saturday blaze

Photo Credit: TVF&R - Two homes were burned Saturday in a large three-alarm fire. No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators are continuing an investigation into what caused a large three-alarm fire that burned two homes and displaced 10 people on Saturday evening.

At 7:37 p.m. on Sept. 6, 911 dispatchers received several calls reporting flames and heavy black smoke coming from a home on Bull Mountain. Photo Credit: TVF&R - A large three-alarm fire on Bull Mountain near Beef Bend Road took 60 firefighters to put out, but not before it spread to two homes and displaced 10 people.

The home, located in the 14600 block of Southwest Jordy Court near Beef Bend Road, was fully engulfed in flames on multiple sides when firefighters arrived.

According to TVF&R officials, the radiant heat from the blaze was so intense it caused the home directly behind it — in the 14600 block of Trevor Lane — to also catch fire, blowing out its windows.

The fire was quickly escalated to a three-alarm blaze, bringing about 60 firefighters from across the area to the scene.

Crews were able to bring the blaze under control in about a half-hour.

The fire displaced four adults and six children living in the two homes, but no injuries were reported. According to TVF&R, everyone was able to evacuate the structures before firefighters arrived.

Beef Bend Road was closed for several hours as firefighters worked.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

TVF&R officials said warm temperatures, low-relative humidity and strong winds make it easy for fires to grow and warned the public about the critical fire conditions.

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