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Portland Fire & Rescue Responding to Apartment Fire in SE Portland

Posted: August 13th, 2010 5:12 PM

Update:

Firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a fire at an apartment building located at 7080 SE 16th at 4:23 pm. Crews arrived to find fire visible from the roof and a power line down in front of the building. Crews extinguished the fire, which spread up the side of the building and into the attic from a bush that caught fire next to the building. The fire was brought under control at 4:45 pm.

At 4:39 pm, Portland firefighters responded to the fourth fire in three hours. First-arriving crews found a 3-story house with flames coming from a second story balcony located at 2440 SW Hoffman between SW Sheffield Avenue and SW Broadway Drive. This fire was brought under control at 4:50 pm.

Firefighters carry over 70 lbs. of gear when wearing their full turnouts and self-contained breathing apparatus. With the extremely hot weather we have had in Portland today, firefighters are being carefully monitored by fire commanders to ensure that they stay hydrated and avoid heat exhaustion.

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Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to its third fire in three hours. Crews arrived at the scene of an apartment fire at 4:25 pm at 7080 SE 16th between SE Bybee Blvd. and SE Rural St. to find smoke coming out of the attic. There is a power line down in front of the building. Traffic delays in the area should be expected.

Updates will be made as information becomes available.

 

Contact Info: PIO Paul Corah, 503-940-6003