Portland Firefighters were dispatched to calls of a bedroom on fire in a duplex at 2:47pm. The fire occurred at 1931 NE Weidler St. Engine 13 from Portland Fire's Lloyd Center station arrived less than three minutes after being dispatched. The fire originated in the upstairs unit of a two-story duplex. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire showing out of an upstairs bedroom window. The fire spread to the attic and crews worked to bring the fire under control by 3:08 pm.
Firefighters determined that all occupants had safely evacuated the duplex. Portland Fire & Rescue medics at the scene treated several residents for high levels of carbon monoxide. The individuals did not require transport to a hospital.
Three fire investigators are currently on scene investigating the cause of this fire. The Red Cross has been called in to assist occupants with making alternate housing arrangements. NE Weidler was shut down for several hours due to emergency response efforts. This was the second residential fire that Portland Firefighters have responded to today.
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