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Update: Portland Fire Responds to House Fire in NE Portland

From: info@flashalert.net [mailto:info@flashalert.net]
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:59 PM
To: All Email Users (PF&R)
Subject: Portland Fire Responds to House Fire in NE Portland
Importance: High

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue PORTLAND FIRE RESPONDS TO HOUSE FIRE IN NE PORTLAND
Posted: April 22nd, 2010 9:57 PM

Four photos below, credit to Dick Harris


***Update***

Two pets were in the house.  One is missing and one is confirmed deceased.

Photos are attached of the fire.

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Portland Firefighters responded to a house fire at 631 NE 63rd Ave.  The call came in at 7:48 pm.  Engine 19 arrived at 7:51pm to find a single family home with heavy smoke showing from the front of the building.  A live power line had burned through and fallen onto the street.  Residents of the home were out front with burns caused by the house fire.

Firefighters discovered two fire victims; both were male in their 30's.  One victim had moderate burns and one had minor burns.  Both victims were transported to Emanuel Hospital. The fire was brought under control at 8:16 pm.

Approximately 29 firefighters were called to fight the fire, including:
4 Engines
1 Truck
3 Chief Officers
1 Investigator
1 Rehab
1 PIO

A fire investigator is at the scene and the fire's cause is under investigation.  Updates will be posted as they become available.


Contact Info: Lt. Rich Tyler pager 503-940-6003.

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