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Two-alarm fire tears through Tigard home; one person hospitalized, two cats die

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TIGARD, OR (KPTV) -

Fire crews responded to a two-alarm house fire in Tigard early Friday morning.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue received a report at around 3:30 a.m. of flames coming from the living room of a house on the 12400 block of Southwest 124th Avenue.

Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from inside the home. Crews had to work quickly to prevent the fire from spreading to a neighboring house through nearby brush and plants.

Two smoke alarms were activated inside the home and three people were able to escape. 

Firefighters said the homeowners ran to a neighbor's house to call for help. 

Two people suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation. One of them was taken to the hospital for further treatment. 

Firefighters said three cats were in the home, but two of them died in the fire. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available, but firefighters said the home was heavily damaged. 

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