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Electrical hazards cause issues for firefighters during Tigard restaurant fire

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Crews had some difficulty fighting a restaurant fire in Tigard after electrical hazards prevented firefighters from staying inside.

Around 11:50 p.m. Sunday a passerby saw heavy smoke coming from the Miller’s Homestead Restaurant on McEwan Road and called 911.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and the Lake Oswego Fire Department arrived at the restaurant shortly after to find smoke billowing from the roof vents and eaves but no visible flames.

Firefighters quickly rushed inside the building but were forced to withdraw after about 15 minutes due to an "extreme electrical hazard."

Crews continued to fight the fire by pouring water on the roof with an aerial truck.


Portland General Electric was able to cut the power and crews resumed fighting the fire from the inside.

Officials said the fire was under control by 1 a.m.

Owner Joel Jonas said the majority of the fire damage was done to the back kitchen and storage area.  He added that no fire alarms were activated, so he thinks the cause may have been electrical.  

Jonas said he hopes to have the restaurant open again soon, since the main kitchen was not damaged. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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