Editor’s note: Initial information suggested 16 apartment units were displaced; however, officials have since changed that number to at least 4 units.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Four apartment units were rendered unlivable by a fire at a complex in Beaverton on Tuesday, officials said.
The first started on a balcony on the second floor at Arbor Creek Apartments on SW 170th Avenue just north of TV Highway, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said.
A Beaverton police officer and Washington County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant helped evacuate residents at the complex.
No one was hurt though several people were treated at the scene. Firefighters said four units were damaged and six people were displaced as a result. Officials were evaluating the remaining 12 units at the complex to determine whether they are still habitable.
Investigators said the fire was started accidentally when someone failed to properly throw away smoking materials.