A three-alarm fire in Buxton on Sunday, June 24 burned directly behind the unmanned Buxton Volunteer Fire Department near the intersection of Hannan Road and Fisher Road, destroying an outbuilding and causing heavy damage to a single-family house.
Mitch Ward, public information officer for the Banks Fire Department, said the call to emergency dispatchers was placed at 4:49 p.m.
Two adults who lived in the house were not at home at the time of the fire. A neighbor who noticed the smoke let three dogs out of the house and five chickens fenced in the backyard were not injured.
One Hillsboro firefighter was transported to an area hospital and treated for heat-related stress.
No one was injured in the fire and the Monday, June 25 investigation into the cause officially was deemed “unknown,” Ward said.
“Foul play is not suspected,” Ward said.
The Banks Fire Department, Cornelius Fire Department, Hillsboro Fire and Rescue, Forest Grove Fire and Rescue, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and the Gaston Rural Fire District each responded to the incident.