Posted: August 10th, 2010 11:49 AM
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a garage on fire at 10:23 a.m. today. Firefighters from Station 8 arrived first on scene at 5813 N Omaha Avenue and found a detached garage with dark smoke coming out from under the eaves. The garage was located approximately 15 feet from a home.
Firefighters were advised of hazardous conditions because the garage contained gunpowder, paints, and gasoline. In addition, the contents stored in the garage presented access issues for firefighters as they fought the fire.
The fire was brought under control at 10:38 a.m. Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the nearby home. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Units Dispatched- 10:23 a.m.
Units Arrived-10:27 a.m.
Fire Controlled -10:38 a.m.
4 Engines, 1 Truck, 2 Chiefs, and 1 Investigator 20 total firefighters
Contact Info: PIO Paul Corah 503-940-6003