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Fire destroys two cars in parking garage at Tuality Hospital in Hillsboro

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Photo: Hillsboro Fire Department Photo: Hillsboro Fire Department
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HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

A fire destroyed two cars in the parking garage at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro.

Firefighters responded to the hospital at 7:37 a.m. Friday to find heavy black smoke coming from the third floor of the four-story parking structure.

A Jeep Cherokee and a car next to it were fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire, but both vehicles were destroyed. A few other cars parked nearby sustained minor damage.

A hospital employee told investigators she parked her 2016 Jeep Cherokee and heard a popping sound when she got out, followed by seeing smoke coming from under the vehicle.

The woman immediately contacted security who evacuated the parking area. No injuries were reported.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds drivers that if you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. Get at least 100 feet from the vehicle and call 9-1-1.

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