Banks, Banks Fire District, Fire

Home near Banks damaged by fire Sunday morning

Photo from the scene provided by Banks Fire District 13

BANKS - Emergency personnel responded to a residential fire at a home just outside of Banks city limits this morning. No one was injured during the fire, which caused moderate to heavy damage to portions of the home.

According to Banks Fire District 13 spokesperson Mitch Ward, an initial call for a chimney fire came in at 8:45 a.m. The district sent a single engine—standard for a chimney fire— to a home on Washington Avenue near Aerts Road.

Upon arrival, crews saw a column of black smoke and requested additional resources—A "full box" in technical terms—from neighboring agencies, including an engine from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's North Plains station and an engine from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.

Metro West Ambulance responded to . . .

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