Animals safe after barn catches fire in Gaston

Washington County

A total of 35 firefighters helped put out the flames

Gaston Barn Fire. January 13, 2020 (Forest Grove Fire and Rescue)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A small barn caught fire in Gaston Monday evening, calling 35 total firefighters out to extinguish the flames.

Forest Grove firefighters were called to the scene at 8:47 p.m. Once they arrived at the barn on Southwest Vandehey Road, they found a resident inside who was working to get all of the animals out from the barn and attempting to put the fire out with a garden hose.

Firefighters helped ensure all of the animals were safely evacuated from the barn. The fire took about 25 minutes to extinguish, and firefighters stayed on the scene for about 2 more hours to extinguish any hot spots and cleanup.

The resident found at the fire was given a medical evaluation by emergency responders, but did not go to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story.

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