Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (5644 se Flavel dr) at 11:17 pm. Callers said that the fire was coming out of the side of the home and starting to spread to the second floor. The fire eventually made it's way into the attic, making it extremely difficult to extinguish. Fire crews initially made an interior attack, but had to fight the fire from the outside due to the amount of furnishings in the home. The Incident Commander called for a "second alarm" (more resources) to protect the neighboring homes and to provide relief for the on scene firefighters. The homeowner got out safely and no one was injured during the incident.
Fire investigators are determining the cause of the fire and assessing a damage estimate.
Contact Info: Ron Rouse
Portland Fire & Rescue P.I.O.
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