One Fatality Reported from House Fire in Durham
At 7:32 p.m. on March 20, 911 dispatchers were alerted to a residential fire on SW Chaucer Court in Durham. The caller was a resident of the home. He reported that he and another person had evacuated, but they were both injured. Other callers to 911 reported the sound of explosions and concerns that a nearby home was threatened by the fire.
Firefighters arrived shortly afterward and began providing medical treatment to the man and woman who had evacuated the burning home. Both were transported to an area hospital by Metro West Ambulance.
Meanwhile, teams of firefighters began attacking the fire and searching the home to ensure no other occupants were inside the house.
With flames through the roof of the home, and heavy black smoke pushing out the windows, firefighters pulled multiple hose lines to attack the fire. These actions stopped the spread of the fire, saving neighboring homes.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators determined that the fire was accidental and is likely related to smoking near an oxygen source. Sadly, investigators learned that the woman died at the hospital.
The following resources may be helpful:
- Oregon residents who would like more information on COVID-19 can call 211.
- Oregon Coronavirus State Response and Resource Page
- OHA Coronavirus page
- Governor Brown page on COVID-19
- Washington County Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus page
- CDC COVID-19 page
- World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 page
- Governor’s Executive Orders
- Child Abuse Hotline
- Schools: Oregon Department of Education
- Employment: Oregon Department of Employment
- Business: Business Oregon
Food and Housing Assistance
- Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-11: places a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. The order is effective for 90 days.
- Community Action.org
- Oregon Food Bank
- Meals on Wheels
Users of parks must strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines:
- People should not congregate in groups.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from non-family or household members.
- Stay home when sick.
- Per Governor Executive Order 20-12 the playgrounds are closed.
Tualatin Police will deliver prescriptions to Durham residents
The Tualatin Police Department wants our community members to know about prescription delivery services available to you. During this time and importance of social distancing we understand many community members still have a need for critical medical prescriptions. The pharmacies located in Tualatin all have their own delivery services whether it be Script Drop from Fred Meyer and Safeway, Walgreens Express Delivery at Walgreens or the independent courier service at Northwest Compounders Pharmacy. Setting up delivery through your pharmacy will ensure you will still be able to obtain your needed medications.
We also want to let you know that Tualatin Police is ready to help if you are in need of a prescription and are not able to pick it up or have it delivered. If you make payment arrangements with your pharmacy and they agree to release the medication to the police on your behalf they will go to your local pharmacy, pick up your prescription and deliver it to you. You can contact The Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 from 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday and a department member will facilitate the pickup and delivery of your prescription.
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9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kids run starting and ending in Tualatin Park. Course includes loop around the off-leash triangle.
As a precaution for their workers, Pride has requested that customers clean off the surfaces of their bulky waste if possible after placing it at the curb for pick up.
8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Participants start in Cook Park and run around Durham’s dog park and along the north loop trail in Durham Park before returning into Cook Park.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A women-only 5K, 10K, and half marathon going through Tualatin, Durham, and Tigard parks. Runners cross the bridge from Tualatin and run along the north loop trail in Durham Park before heading into Cook Park for a loop there as well.