FOREST GROVE, OR (KPTV) - Two firefighters were injured battling a garage fire in Forest Grove on Friday.

Crews responded to Ridge Point Drive at 4:13 p.m.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue reported that the fire was contained to the garage and did not spread to the adjoining house. 

Two firefighters were hit by falling ceiling storage shelves in the garage. One firefighter was trapped under the shelving. Other firefighters immediately worked to pull him out, when additional contents collapsed and struck a second firefighter on the leg. 

Both injured firefighters were evaluated at the scene and later taken to the hospital for further evaluation. They were expected to be released Friday night with minor injuries. 

Nobody was home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Other agencies on scene Friday included the Cornelius Fire Department, Gaston Fire District, Banks Fire District, and Forest Grove police. 

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Lawlessness Brings Destruction

The mop up phase of working a fire scene can be the most dangerous because of hidden dangers. I suspect the cardboard stack that fell on the firefighters had absorbed enough water to become too heavy for the shelving it was on, causing it to fail. So glad the firefighters are OK. Well done, FGR&R.


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