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Newspapers Too Close to Stove Cause Overnight House Fire in NE Portland

Posted: July 20th, 2010 10:20 AM

At 11:46 pm on July 19, 2010, Portland firefighters responded to reports of a house fire at 6425 NE Grand Avenue.  On arrival, firefighters found smoke throughout the single story house and fire in the kitchen.  Firefighters also found the resident inside the house attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.  

The resident was helped out of the house and evaluated by paramedics.  The resident inhaled some smoke, but her condition did not necessitate transport to the hospital.  

The fire, which was contained to the kitchen, was quickly extinguished by firefighters.  The fire was caused as a result of newspapers too close to the stove while the resident was cooking.  Damage estimates are not available at this time.  Smoke detectors were present but failed to operate.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents to check smoke detectors at least annually and if a house is on fire get out and stay out.    

Quick Facts:
Units Dispatched- 11:46 pm
Units Arrived-11:50 pm
Fire Controlled (Recalled)-12:19am

Response Information:
PF&R-11 Units
4 Engines, 1 Truck, 3 Chiefs, 2 Investigators and 1 Rehab.
26 total firefighters
AMR- 1 Ambulance

Contact Info: Paul Corah- Media Pager (503)940-6003