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Meth report unfounded at Tigard house fire

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TIGARD, OR (KPTV) -

Firefighters battling a house fire in Tigard called for police and hazmat crews to come to the scene for a possible meth lab investigation.

The house was destroyed, but the suspicion of possible drug involvement was unfounded.

The fire started just before 1 p.m. Monday at 10060 S.W. Tigard St.

After searching the home and verifying that everyone had gotten out, firefighters said they received credible information that the home was associated with the use or possible manufacturing of methamphetamine.

That information, along with the heavy volume of fire and smoke throughout the structure, prompted the incident commander to order a defensive attack from outside the home.

Firefighters got the situation under control within 20 minutes. Investigators later determined there was no illegal activity on the property.

Investigators said three people jumped out of the burning home from a second story window to escape.

One person was taken to the hospital after suffering a minor injury.

The house is considered a total loss. Investigators are still working to determine the cause.

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