Oregon Crews Tackle Four Fires


It was a busy weekend for one Oregon fire department as they responded to four working structure fires in a span of 28 hours.

The first fire that claimed the life of 47-year-old Brenda Ann Mocaer was blamed on a space heater that was too close to bedding.

It happened Saturday morning in Aloha at 9:44.

Eleven hours later, firefighters from Beaverton's Station

67 were busy fighting their second fire of the day in a condominium at

5458 SW Murray Boulevard in Beaverton.

A resident called for help at

8:58 p.m. after seeing smoke coming from air vents in the condo.

Firefighters quickly located a fire in the building's attic space and extinguished it. No one was injured and the resident is staying with family members.

Sunday morning, firefighters were called to a fire in an apartment at 8600 SW Scholls Ferry Road.

At 10:51 am, a 911 caller reported that a bedroom was on fire and that everyone had been evacuated from the involved apartment.

Firefighters from Beaverton's Station 66 commenced an offensive fire attack in a bedroom. They quickly extinguished the fire.

There were no injuries.

The latest fire broke out Sunday at 1:13 p.m. in the garage of a home in West Linn at 2924 Hunter Way.

Firefighters from West Linn's Bolton

Station 58 responded to the address after someone called 911 reporting heavy gray smoke coming from the garage.

TVF&R's West Linn firefighters

quickly entered the home, searched for anyone inside and extinguished the flames. No one was injured.

The causes of the three most recent fires are still under investigation.