This evening at 6:42 pm Portland Firefighters were called to 2119 NE Liberty Street to fight a fire in a garage. When they arrived fire crews from Station 24 (Overlook/Swan Island) found fire burning through the roof of a two car garage. The owner of the garage was attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.
The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters and no one was injured. Firefighters had to proceed carefully as the garages structural integrity was in question because of the fire. The nearby home and a car suffered some cosmetic damage. Fire investigators are on scene working to determine the fires cause and to estimate the amount of damage sustained. The homeowners will be able to occupy the house.
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents not to attempt to fight structure fires (call 911 from a safe location). Fire can quickly weaken a building and structural collapse is a very real hazard.
Contact info, for media use only:
Lt. Damon Simmons, Media Pager (503)940-6003
55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204