Posted: August 15th, 2010 12:10 AM
PF&R's Investigators are working to determine a cause of the 2nd alarm fire tonight. Crews are still working. A fire watch by designated crews will be in place throughout the night.
There were two firefighters treated on scene for heat exhaustion, they were not transported. The fire victim, a 40 year old male, was transported to Emanuel.
The total number of rigs and firefighters are as follows:
Rehab Unit: 1
Medic Units: 2
Approximate number of personnel on scene = 72
Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to a 2-alarm townhouse fire near NE 122nd Ave and NE Fremont St. The first arriving crews reported heavy smoke and large amounts of fire showing through the roof of a multi-unit townhouse building, located at 12134 NE Fremont Street, and a nearby power pole. A second alarm was requested shortly after arrival.
One individual was transported to an area hospital for injuries sustained in the fire. One firefighter will be transported to an area hospital shortly for heat exhaustion. The fire has been contained, but firefighers are still working at this time.
Media Staging: PIO is at the corner of NE 122nd & NE Fremont
Dispatched- 9:14 pm
First Unit Arrived- 9:17 pm
Recalled- 10:09 pm