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NEWS RELEASE 08/15/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Two Early Morning Fires

August 15, 2012

9:47 AM

Fire crews were dispatched to a fire (4636 NE 95Th ave) at 1:07 am with reports of flames coming from a detached garage. Station 12(Sumner) arrived 3 minutes later to the garage being "fully engulfed". Station 2(Park rose), Engine 28 (Rose City), and Engine 19 (Mt Tabor) arrived moments later to account for the occupants, supply water, and help with fire suppression. No one was injured during the incident and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Incident Commander estimated the damages at $10,000.

At 4:25 am Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to another fire at 2956 NE 57Th ave. Callers said that "the front porch was on fire and everyone was evacuating". Station 28 arrived and quickly put the fire out, while Engine 12 and Station 2 checked to make sure that the fire didn't get into the walls of the house. No one was injured and the cause is still under investigation.