Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Apartment Fire (Photo) - update with photos

October 10, 2015 10:40


*** 3rd Update ********
Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire: improperly discarded smoking material. Damage to the unit estimated at 40%.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable home fire deaths. About one out of four fire deaths are caused by smoking materials.

- Put out all cigarettes, cigars, or pipes before you leave the room.

- Never smoke in bed.

- Use deep ashtrays. Don't put ashtrays on the arms of sofas or chairs.

- Keep matches and lighters locked up, away from children. Teach children to tell you if they find a lighter or matches.

- If smokers have visited, check floors and seat cushions for butts and ashes that may have dropped.

**2nd Update***
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