March 9, 2012
At 11:08 pm on March 8, 2012, Portland firefighters were dispatched to reports of fire coming from a houseboat located at 6901 SE Oaks Park Way, #9. Firefighters from Station 21 (Eastbank/Hawthorne) arrived first at the scene on the Eldon Trinity Rescue Boat, followed by firefighters from Station 20 (Sellwood) on the engine.
Two firefighters from the rescue boat were dropped off at the dock with a pump can and began extinguishing the flames, while firefighters from the engine began extending a hoseline down the long dock to a standpipe. The standpipe was charged by the marina's pumps and firefighters fully extinguished the blaze by 11:37 pm.
The fire was contained to one 8'x10' room; however, it burned the floor. Damage to the $430,000 houseboat is estimated at $53,000. The homeowner reportedly purchased the home about six months ago. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.