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NEWS RELEASE 11/18/09: One Alarm Commercial Fire on SE Foster Road at Plumbing Supply Store

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Photos courtesy of Dick Harris, Portland Fire & Rescue

This morning at about 4:30 am, Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to the report of smoke coming from a building on SE Foster Road. Engine and Truck 25 arrived two minutes later and reported smoke coming from the back side of the building. The fire had worked its way into the concealed spaces in the walls and between the ceiling and roof, making it difficult for firefighters to put it out. After about 40 minutes of cutting holes in the roof and pulling sheetrock on the inside of the building, firefighters were able to extinguish all the hot spots.

Firefighters have confirmed that no one was in the building and no injuries were reported.

QUICK INFORMATION

Crews dispatched:  4:28 am

Crews on scene:  4:30 am

Fire controlled:  5:15 am

Recall:  5:28 am

Firefighters were called to fight the one alarm fire: 35

Engine companies: 5

Truck companies: 3

Heavy Squad: 1

Chief Officers: 3

CLOSURERS

SE Foster Road was closed between 50th and 52nd for 2 ½ hours and was reopened at 7:00 am just in time for most of the morning commuters.

CAUSE OF FIRE

Fire investigators from Portland Fire & Rescue are on scene and are working to determine cause of the fire.

November 18, 2009

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