November 26, 2015 10:10
Update: The area where the fire started has been identified as within the concealed space of the first floor drop ceiling and the structural members of the second floor on the east side of the building. Portland Fire & Rescue's Arson Investigator can not rule out the buildings electrical system as the cause of the fire.
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Each year in the U.S., electrical problems cause 68,000 home fires and 500 deaths. A fire caused by a faulty electrical system can destroy a home and everything in it within minutes.
- Don't overload extension cords or wall sockets.
- Check working appliances often. Replace worn, old, or damaged appliance cords right away.
- December is the most dangerous month for electrical fires.
- Homes more than 40 years