Posted: June 17th, 2010 9:37 AM
Portland Fire & Rescue and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue are on the scene of a residential fire on SW Highland Parkway. The house was well-involved when the first crews got there; they reported that they could see smoke escaping from under the roof's eaves.
The 2 1/2 story house is up a one-lane driveway that serves several houses. There is little room for fire apparatus due to the tight curves, and the house is on the uphill side of the drive.
Early in the fire, the incident commander pulled all crews out of the house as the structure became compromised. Crews are working their way back inside but, at this writing, there is still active fire in crawl spaces and in the attic. An additional complication is that the roof is beginning to collapse.
No one was inside the house. An alert neighbor called in the alarm. It is not yet safe for investigators to begin work.
Updates and photos will be provided as they become available.
Contact Info: PIO Allen Oswalt 503-940-6003
55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204