November 6, 2010
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a kitchen fire located on the second floor of an apartment complex located at 23 SE 127th Ave. at 12:27am this morning. When crews first arrived they reported that there was light smoke showing from a second story window. Upon investigation firefighters discovered that it was a working fire that had extended from the stove to the walls and ceiling of the kitchen and aggressively attacked the fire. Crews were able to get control of the blaze very efficiently within minutes of the first arrival. By 12:36am the fire attack team reported that the fire had been knocked down with no extensions.
There are three individuals that resided in the apartment and all did escape the fire without any injuries. They have been displaced due to the fire, and all of them have a place to stay for the night.
Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind citizens that it is important to be sure that you have working fire detectors in your residence. They should be installed in every bedroom, one outside of the sleeping area and one on every level of your home. Fire detectors save lives and have been proven to reduce residential fire deaths by 50%.
Additional information will be posted as received for the cause and losses of the fire.
Dispatched: 4 Engines, 2 Trucks and 2 Chiefs at 12:27am
Arrived on Scene at 12:31am
Fire Knocked Down at 12:36am
Recalled at 12:46am with crews still working