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Phone: 503-823-3700

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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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**Update** Portland Fire & Rescue Investigators Determine Cause of 2nd Alarm Fire in NE

Posted: August 16th, 2010 5:33 PM


The 2nd alarm fire has been determined to be accidental.  The improper disposal of coals was the cause of the fire. 

Please remember that the proper receptacle to use for hot ashes and coals should be a metal container with a lid.  It should also be placed away from any combustible materials including common locations such as wooden decks.

Building valued at:   $787,520.00
   Loss figured at:   $196,880.00
Contents valued at:   $320,000.00
   Loss figured at:   $80,000.00


Posted: August 16th, 2010 10:16 AM

The 2nd alarm fire at 12134 NE Fremont is still under investigation.  

Pictures of the fire are attached.


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:
    Engines: 8
    Trucks:  5
    Squad:   1
    Chiefs:  5
    Investigators:  2
    Rehab Unit:  1
    Medic Units:  2
    PIO:  1             

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

Quick Facts:
Dispatched- 9:14 pm
First Unit Arrived- 9:17 pm
Recalled- 10:09 pm

Contact Info: PIO Kim Kosmas 503-940-6003