BEAVERTON, Ore. – Over 40 people were displaced early Friday morning in Beaverton when a 3-alarm fire heavily damaged an apartment complex.
The blaze broke out at the Birch Pointe Apartments on Southwest Cornell Road at about 1:15 a.m. Friday morning.
The Red Cross is assisting those left homeless after 18 units in the complex were damaged.
While there were no injuries to people from the fire, one dog died despite efforts to resuscitate it.
Five apartments were damaged by the fire while 13 more suffered smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Red Cross has set up services for the displaced tenants at the Oak Hills Christian Church on NW 153rd Street in Beaverton.
This is the apartment complex right next door to the one I just moved out of. I have friends that live in this complex (though luckily they were not affected by the fires). This is crazy though! Those poor people :( I know my apartment required all the tenants to have renter’s insurance.. I hope for the sake of these people that this complex does too, so that these people can at least get some of their stuff replaced.
I must be bad luck to my neighbors or something. One time in L.A., a tree fell on my neighbors house. Srsly? I am now half expecting a tornado to land on Mle’s condo.