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Residents unharmed after early morning rooftop fire in West Linn


TVF&R estimated $35,000 in damage

by: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - A fire investigator determined the cause of the blaze was accidental and originated in the fireplace. Firefighters responded to a smoke filled garage and rooftop fire at 5547 Sinclair St. in West Linn in the early morning hours of Nov. 29.

Both residents were alerted of the fire by a smoke alarm and were able to leave their home safely without injury. No other occupants or pets were reported to be in the home.

When crews arrived, they found fire on the roof and quickly initiated fire attack and knock down of the fire. The fire was upgraded to a first alarm response, bringing additional resources to the scene for assistance.

Crews also searched the home to ensure everyone had exited safely and confirmed that information. TVF&R crews were assisted by Clackamas Fire District No. 1 and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue volunteers.

A TVF&R investigator determined the cause to be accidental with the origin of the fire within the fire box of the fireplace. Estimated damages are $35,000 for the home and contents. The two residents of the home indicated that they will be staying with relatives nearby.

This fire illustrates the life-saving impact of having working smoke alarms in your home. TVF&R would like to remind everyone to check their smoke alarms once per month. While crews are ready to respond to any emergency at any time, a working smoke alarm could be the first warning of an emergency in a home. For more safety tips or to learn more visit tvfr.com.