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Sprinkler system helps extinguish apartment fire in Hillsboro

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Courtesy: Hillsboro Fire and Rescue Courtesy: Hillsboro Fire and Rescue

Several residents are safe after an automatic sprinkler system helped put out a blaze in a Hillsboro apartment early Friday morning.

Around 2 a.m., Hillsboro firefighters received a call from a woman saying everything in her apartment was on fire at the Wyndhaven Apartments at 305 SW Edgeway Drive.

Crews arrived to find the apartment’s sprinkler system had activated and had doused what appeared to be a mattress fire.

The sprinklers limited the fire damage, but there was some water damage done to the bedroom furniture and mattress. Water had also seeped into the apartment unit below.

The woman told firefighters she had been smoking in bed and had fallen asleep.

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue would like to remind people to never smoke in bed and to use a sturdy ashtray to extinguish smoking materials. 

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue also assisted with this incident. 

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