Firefighters knock down blaze at Beaverton home

Firefighters knock down blaze at Beaverton home »Play Video
Flames pour from the roof of the home early Friday morning. KATU image.

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue scrambled early Friday morning to put out a blazing house fire in Beaverton.  No one was hurt.

Crews were called out to a home in the 11000 block of SW Baker Street just after 3 a.m. and arrived to find heavy flames coming from the roof of the home.

Cassandra Ulven with TVF&R said neighbors told firefighters the house was empty so crews set up defensive positions around the blaze as the roof began to collapse.

It took about 20 minutes to get the fire out, Ulven said, and firefighters stayed on the scene to put out hot spots and try to determine how the fire started.

The homeowners arrived at about 3:30 a.m. and said they had been renovating the house in preparation to rent it out.

The home had extensive damage but no damage estimate has been released.