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NEWS RELEASE 04/29/10: Portland Fire & Rescue responds to 2nd alarm fire at N Houghton

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Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) responded to a 2nd alarm fire at N Houghton and N Peninsular this morning.  Arriving at 4:19, the first crews stated that heavy smoke was coming from several second-floor windows.  Because there were an unknown number of victims, a second alarm was called at 4:24.

Firefighters found a victim waiting on the front porch; the patient was transported to a burn unit.  Although initial reports stated that everyone was out of the house, the patient stated that a roommate may have been inside.  Primary and secondary searches – normal PF&R procedure in residential fires – confirm that no one else was home.

The fire was under control at 5:24.  Fire investigators are on scene.  Updates will be posted as they become available.

PF&R recommends you have a home escape plan with at least two ways out of every room.  Discuss it with your family, and practice it.  

Approximately 50 firefighters were called to fight the fire, including:
8 engines
2 trucks
1 rescue squad
4 chief officers
2 investigators
1  rehab unit
1 PIO

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April 29, 2010

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