Crews extinguish fire at warehouse in Tualatin that stores large batteries

  • Source: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
  • Published: 04/12/2019 12:30 AM

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews extinguished a fire at a warehouse that stores large batteries Thursday evening. Firefighters just after 5 p.m. rushed to the 20000 block of Southwest 115th Avenue on a report that six lithium-ion batteries measuring approximately six-feet by four-feet by three-feet had caught fire. The batteries contained a large amount of energy, and the incident commander upgraded the incident to a first alarm, which brought additional fire resources to the scene, according to TVF&R. A business occupant reported to firefighters that the business was performing a new product test when the batteries caught fire. Crews quickly isolated the fire and say the building’s automatic sprinkler system helped contain the flames, TVF&R says. Although fire containment was quick, complete extinguishment was challenging and took some time. Due to the potential hazard of the product, the incident commander requested a response from TVF&R’s Hazardous Materials Team.


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