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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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*update* Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to 2nd Alarm Fire at N Houghton

Posted: April 29th, 2010 8:00 AM

Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) responded to a 2nd alarm fire at N Houghton and N Peninsular this morning.  Arriving at 4:19, the first crews stated that heavy smoke was coming from several second-floor windows.  Because there were an unknown number of victims, a second alarm was called at 4:24.

Firefighters found a victim waiting on the front porch; the patient was transported to a burn unit.  Although initial reports stated that everyone was out of the house, the patient stated that a roommate may have been inside.  Primary and secondary searches – normal PF&R procedure in residential fires – confirm that no one else was home.

The fire was under control at 5:24.  Fire investigators are on scene.  Updates will be posted as they become available.

PF&R recommends you have a home escape plan with at least two ways out of every room.  Discuss it with your family, and practice it.  

Approximately 50 firefighters were called to fight the fire, including:
8 engines
2 trucks
1 rescue squad
4 chief officers
2 investigators
1  rehab unit

Contact Info: Justin De Ruyter  Media pager: 503-940-6003