June 06, 2014 17:50
Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire (9625 SE Ramona St.) at 8:47 am. Firefighters arrived to smoke coming out of the front door and the roof. Engine 11 made an aggressive fire attack, limiting the bulk of the damage to the kitchen and the roof. The fire was recalled (declared under control) 20 minutes later. The damage has been estimated at $80,000.
Red Cross has been called out to assist the family, which includes 4 children, with housing needs. There were no injuries in this incident.
Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone that cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.
-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.
-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.
-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans
-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.