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Farm house burns down in Bethany area

TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire caused heavy damage to this home in the Bethany area early Sunday.An early Sunday morning fire destroyed an old farm house in rural Multnomah County northwest of Portland.

No one was injured in the blaze in the Bethany area, although the American Red Cross Cascade Region is providing emergency assistant to the adult occupant who was displaced by it.

According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, at 3:30 a.m. on July 5, a caller reported to 911 that there was a fire in a bedroom that was spreading through a house at 7115 N.W. Kaiser Road. The caller was the sole occupant of the residence, and safety exited the home.

As firefighters were arriving, they saw a large column of black smoke and found heavy fire engulfing a two story farm house. Because of the rural location, crews used water tenders to transport water from a nearby hydrant and supply hose lines.

The home sustained heavy damage and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. No damage estimate was immediately available.

The Hillsboro Fire Department assisted with an engine and water tender. Kaiser Road was temporarily closed between Germantown and Brugger Road.

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