UPDATE: October 6, 2010
Portland Fire & Rescue fire investigators have determined that the fire at 1805 SE 139th Avenue was caused by a six-year-old boy, playing with a lighter. Parents are reminded to keep lighters locked and secured, out of the reach of children.
The boy is being referred to Portland Fire & Rescue's Youth Firesetter Program. PF&R's Youth Firesetter Program provides a coordinated effort in helping youth firesetters and their families receive the help they need through education, diversion, assessment, and psychological services. If you have any questions related to firesetting, contact PF&R's Juvenile Fire Setter Program Manager at (503) 823-3806.
October 5, 2010
Portland firefighters responded to a residential fire at 6:56 pm at 1805 SE 139th Avenue between SE Mill St. and SE Harrison Ct. The initial call to 9-1-1 indicated that a five-year-old occupant of the home lit a fire in the upstairs of the home. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy black smoke coming from the upstairs of the 1 1/2 story structure.
A search of the home found that all occupants safely escaped the fire. Firefighters brought the fire under control at 7:15 pm. The Red Cross was called to assist an adult and five children who live in the home with temporary housing needs. A Fire Investigator is currently on scene. There is no information available about the official cause of the fire; damage is currently estimated at $20,000.
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds citizens that it is important to have a home fire escape plan and to practice it regularly with your family to ensure that everyone can escape safely in case of a fire.
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