Fire destroys barn at winery south of Cornelius

Washington County

Firefighters responded to the fire at A Blooming Hill Vineyard on SW Hergert Road

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was injured in a 2-alarm barn fire at a winery south of Cornelius on Tuesday afternoon.

Crews from the Cornelius Fire Department responded to the fire at A Blooming Hill Vineyard on Southwest Hergert Road at around 3:30 p.m.

A winery employee was taken to a hospital with injuries related to smoke inhalation.

Forest Grove Fire and Rescue said the barn was used to board horses and make wine. Officials said a person safely evacuated all five of the boarded horses before firefighters arrived.

Crews said the fire was nearly extinguished by about 4:45 p.m. Hergert Road was closed between Blooming Fernhill Road and Nursery Road.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A fire destroyed a barn at a winery south of Cornelius, Dec. 31, 2019. (Forest Grove Fire)

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