- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A fire spokesman in the west Portland suburb of Hillsboro says firefighters had some volunteer help in putting out a fire that left residents of one home and their pets looking for shelter.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/3ZsFKp ) that Hillsboro Fire spokesman Bruce Montgomery says before fire crews arrived Friday afternoon, two men had stopped their car and attacked the fire with a garden hose and by tossing dirt on the flames. Montgomery says they were able to extinguish the exterior fire and left shortly after fire crews arrived.

Firefighters quickly brought the flames under control in the garage and attic. The blaze caused heavy damage at the rear entry and attic with moderate smoke damage throughout the house.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is helping the residents.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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