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Hillsboro house fire displaces residents on Glencoe Road
A Hillsboro house fire displaced five adults, their three dogs and one cat Wednesday, Oct. 7.
A citizen called 9-1-1 around 11:30 a.m. to report smoke coming from the attic of the house and the sound of a barking dog. The caller initially believed the dog was inside but a short time later reported that the dog was in the fenced back yard. Hillsboro Fire Station #1 staff found heavy smoke coming from the attic of the single story residence at 3105 N.W. Glencoe Road. They started fighting the fire through the gable end on the south side of the roof.
Firefighters from other stations arrived and opened the roof to release the heat and smoke. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down and under control within 20 minutes of their arrival. No one was home at the time of the fire. Three of the occupants arrived as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. Fire investigators have interviewed the residents and are working to determine the cause of the fire. The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross will be working to provide the family with temporary housing.