This afternoon at 1:13 pm firefighters were called to a house at 4812 SE 43rd Ave. The homeowner returned from an outing to find smoke coming from the back windows. Firefighters from Station 25 (Woodstock) arrived to find a kitchen fire. The occupants remained safely outside.
The fire was quickly extinguished and fire investigators were called to the scene. No injuries were associated with this fire. Investigators have determined that this fire was caused by an appliance failure. Damages are estimated at $125,000.
Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind residents to turn off appliances when leaving the house.