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Smoke fills Tigard duplex, residents forced to evacuate

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TIGARD, OR (KPTV) -

A few residents were forced from their homes in Tigard early Monday morning after a duplex filled with smoke.

Firefighters were called to the area of Southwest Oleson Road and Southwest Vermont Street around 4:40 a.m.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said a homeowner awoke around 4:30 a.m. to find their home filled with thick smoke.

Crews said a mattress that was next to a heater inside the unit caught fire, breaking out a window in the process.

The homeowner was able to get out safely thanks to a smoke detector. Crews evacuated the adjacent neighbors as well.

No injuries were reported. 

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