On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) responded to a 2-alarm fire that destroyed a bar in NE Portland. A fire was reported at Phil's Old Time Pub located at 8103 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. just north of Columbia Blvd., about 3:10 p.m. Crews spotted heavy smoke coming from the building's roof and vents and called for the second alarm at around 3:30 p.m.
PF&R’s response to knock down this fire included eight engines, four trucks, and a rehab unit. The alarm was recalled at around 4:00 p.m. with firefighters remaining on scene to extinguish hot spots. Traffic on MLK Jr. Blvd. was diverted for several hours due to the emergency response. Firefighters battled this blaze as temperatures climbed into the high 80’s.
The structure was valued at $300,000. The structural damage was valued at approximately $100,000 and the amount of loss for the contents was valued at $100,000. Fire investigators have not yet released the cause of the fire.
Photographs are courtesy of Paul Cone, Bureau of Transportation.
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July 7, 2010