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  HILLSBORO BUSINESS FIRE   Hillsboro firefighters SE Baseline fire  

Story by Aubra Salt - The Oregon Herald
Published on Monday March 22, 2021 - 12:24 AM
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HILLSBORO, Oregon - At about 5:30 pm this evening, firefighters fight outside flames reaching the roof of a vacant business located at 547 SE Baseline in Hillsboro. The first firefighters arriving extinguished the fire yet the fire had then worked its way inside the building . The incident commander upgraded to a first alarm as a precaution.

Engine 1 contained the fire and Truck 5 searched the structure to confirm that no one was inside and assisted with ventilation. No injuries were reported and the damage was contained to the vacant section of the structure. Businesses next door were not involved. Southeast 5th Avenue was temporarily blocked by a hose line supplying water from a fire hydrant to the firefighters.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue was assisted by Cornelius Fire Department, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Hillsboro Police, and Metro West Ambulance.