Home burns in fire south of Cornelius
A single-wide mobile home was reportedly devastated by a fire Wednesday, March 14, south of Cornelius.
The Cornelius Fire Department said it responded to the residential fire in the 37000 block of Southwest Gnos Road, which was threatening a nearby barn. Firefighters reportedly arrived on scene at about 11:10 a.m.
The home "was fully involved with fire and partially collapsed when I arrived," said Dave Nemeyer, a spokesman for Forest Grove Fire & Rescue and the Cornelius Fire Department, which share a fire chief. Both agencies responded to the scene, along with the Gaston Rural Fire District.
Firefighters worked to put out the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to the barn. By just before noon, the Cornelius Fire Department reported on its Facebook page that the fire was under control.
No injuries were reported, Nemeyer said, but a dog and two cats had not been accounted for as of early Wednesday afternoon.
Portland General Electric also assisted with the response due to power lines in the area. The American Red Cross responded as well to assist the mobile home's resident.
Firefighters used water tenders to bring water to the scene, as there are no hydrants nearby, according to the Cornelius Fire Department.
By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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