Forest Grove Mobile Damaged By Fire

posted by Brad Ford - 

A resident in the Rose Grove Mobile Home Community in Forest Grove called 911 Monday morning to report a dryer that was sparking.

Firefighters arrived minutes later and found a single wide mobile home with no indications of fire, but seconds later light smoke started to produce from the roofline and under the structure, and it progressively became more dark. When crews made entry into the structure they experienced high temperatures and found the fire coming from a bedroom, they were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

Once the flames were extinguished, crews worked on putting out hot spots in the structure as well as under it. Due to the high temperatures, firefighters took rest breaks more frequently than normal. This allowed them to re-hydrate and cool down from the 100 plus degree temperatures they encounter while wearing their gear. The temperature greatly increases when in a structure that is or has burned and isn't fully cooled down.

No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not suspicious. The house and most of its contents appear to be a total loss.

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