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NEWS RELEASE 10/08/11: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Fire at Adventist Medical Center (10123 SE Market St.)



October 8, 2011

11:03 PM


Portland Firefighters responded to a fire at Adventist Medical Center this evening at approximately 8:00 pm. The fire occurred in the hospitals Behavioral Health Unit. No one was injured in the fire and all patients are safe. One patient escaped, but was quickly located and taken into custody by Portland Police.

The fire was contained to a mattress and bedding in one room. Nurses put out the fire using extinguishers while other staff evacuated patients to neighboring units of the hospital. Hospital staff acted quickly and efficiently to keep this fire small while protecting the safety of patients. Firefighters arrived and removed smoke from the building after ensuring that the fire was out.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. This fire caused approximately $500.00 in damage. The identity of the patient who escaped will not be released, as hospital patient information is confidential. This press release will be updated with the fire cause as soon as that information is available.

Portland Fire & Rescue Response
24 Firefighters
2 Chief Officers
1 Fire Investigator

Photos by Greg Muhr, Portland Fire & Rescue.

 Portland Fire & Rescue

 We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

 October 8, 2011


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