Portland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of an apartment on fire at 9:32 pm. Upon arrival, firefighters from the first arriving engine company found heavy fire coming up and over the roof from a second-story apartment in the 2-story wood frame structure located at 5627 SW Kelly Avenue. The fire appears to have originated in a studio apartment above the Jolly Roger Restaurant. The restaurant and two other studio apartments sustained minor damage.
All occupants safely evacuated the restaurant and three apartments above. After cutting vent holes in the roof and an aggressive attack by firefighters, the fire was brought under control at 10:02 pm. An investigator is on scene and the fire's cause has not been determined at this time.
Crews dispatched: 9:32 pm
Crews arrived: 9:37 pm
Fire controlled: 10:02 pm
1 Heavy Squad
55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204