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House Fire In Afton Commons

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.

Posted on March 23, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19

The following resources may be helpful:

Utilities Assistance

Food and Housing Assistance

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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Posted on March 9, 2020

Chocolatathon Fun Run

February 15, 2020

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.

Posted on January 9, 2020

Sole Sister Run Through Park

March 22, 2021

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.

Posted on January 3, 2020

The Rivalry Run

November 17, 2019

6 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Participants will wear college and pro sports team gear as they run either a 5K or 10K.  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.

Posted on November 4, 2019