Firefighters remove 3 victims from early morning fire in Cedar Mill

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/30/18 

Just before 1:00 am this morning firefighters were called to a residential fire in the 12800 block of NW Lovejoy Ct. located in the Cedar Mill area of unincorporated Washington County.   Multiple callers to our 911 dispatch center reported seeing heavy flames and dark smoke coming from the residence. 

Crews from TVF&R station 61 arrived within minutes of being dispatched and found heavy flames coming from the front of the residence with a partial roof collapse near the front door.  Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and began to search for victims inside the residence.  During the search firefighters located three fire victims inside the home.  The victims were removed and brought to awaiting medical personnel where lifesaving efforts were immediately started.  Due to the volume of fire and the number of victims located the incident commander called for a second alarm to bring more resources to the scene.  All three victims were transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

TVF&R fire investigators are currently on scene working to determine the cause of this fire.  It is unknown at this time if the home contained working smoke alarms. TVF&R personnel was assisted on scene by Hillsboro Fire and Rescue, Portland Fire and Rescue, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Metro West Ambulance.

TVF&R would like to remind residents that working smoke alarms save lives.  Smoke alarms should located in each bedroom and outside of sleeping areas on each level of your home.  Fire more information on smoke alarms please visit our website at