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Serious fire rips through Beaverton duplex garage

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A fire ripped apart a Beaverton duplex Tuesday afternoon.

The family living in the unit on Hillcrest Place said by the time they realized the garage was on fire, they only had time to run outside.

By that time, the fire was already spreading fast. FOX 12 viewers sent in video from the scene.

Firefighters say the fire destroyed the garage and caused heavy damage inside part of the duplex. The flames also moved into a shared attic space, causing damage to a neighboring unit as well.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. The hot weather outside forced firefighters to rotate more often than usual so they could take breaks to rest and hydrate.

A damage estimate was not immediately available. Nobody was hurt.

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