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Fire forces family of six to evacuate Hillsboro home

Fire forces family of six to evacuate Hillsboro home

HILLSBORO, Ore. – It wasn’t a train, it was a fire.

A family of six was forced to flee their Hillsboro home on Tuesday morning after a fire enveloped one side of it from the ground to the roof.

The family thought the sound they awoke to was a train that periodically runs near their neighborhood on NW 9th Ave., but quickly learned it was a fire instead.

Fire crews had the fire extinguished early Tuesday morning.

The house was home to two parents and four children, ages 8 to 23.

The house next door wasn’t damaged, though firefighters evacuated it to be on the safe side.