Multiple calls to 911 Sunday evening beginning at 10:00 pm, reporting 10-foot tall flames and heavy black smoke coming from the back and roof of a business at 725 SW Oak Street in Hillsboro. Engine 1 arrived to find the single-story commercial building with active fire. A second alarm was activated to bring additional resources to the scene to help fight the fire. Due to the severity of the fire and concerns about the structural integrity of the building, firefighters did not make entry into the building and fought the fire from the exterior. Firefighters reported that a significant portion of the building was impacted by the fire. No injuries were reported.
All eastbound lanes of SW Oak Street were closed between SW Armco Avenue and SW Dennis Avenue while one lane of westbound TV Highway was blocked for firefighting equipment and apparatus.
A fire investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire.
Hillsboro Fire & Rescue thanks its partners who responded to this fire including Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Forest Grove Fire Department, Cornelius Fire Department, Metro West Ambulance, Hillsboro Police, Northwest Natural Gas, Portland General Electric, and Oregon Department of Transportation. We also thank Banks Fire District #13 for providing 911 call coverage for our fire stations during the fire.
Source: Hillsboro Fire and Rescue