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NEWS RELEASE 11/04/10: Portland Fire & Rescue Responding to Marine Fire on NE Marine



November 5, 2010

UPDATE 2:18 pm


Investigators have determined the fire to be accidental. It was caused by a leaking propane cylinder that the owner had just secured in the back of his boat and accidentally opened one of the valves. While working on the engine of the boat a spark occurred which ignited the LPG gas that had partially filled the boat. Fortunately most of the gas had settled on the water between the boat and the dock so there were no injuries from the fire and the losses to property have yet to be determined.




November 4, 2010

UPDATE 9:34 pm


Portland Fire & Rescue reports that five craft were involved in a marine fire reported just before 8:00 this evening.  Two fireboats, four fire engines, and two fire trucks were dispatched.

One family has been displaced as the result of the fire, but reportedly has a place to stay.

Two craft involved in the fire were cut loose and drifted.  The five craft involved include one waverunner, a 15-foot dingy, and 28-foot, 34-foot, and 42-foot boats.  

Portland Fire and Rescue investigators are currently on scene.  No cause has yet been reported. Additional information will be reported when available.


8:34 pm

Portland Fire & Rescue has responded to the report of two boats on fire just east of NE 33rd on NE Marine.  Portland Fire & Rescue's Public Information Officer is en route.  Media staging will be announced once the PIO is on scene.


  Portland Fire & Rescue 

  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  November 4, 2010


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