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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Unattended Cooking Leads to Kitchen Fire in NE Portland Residence

Posted @ 8:01 pm

At 5:48 pm, Portland firefighters were dispatched to reports of a residential fire at 4844 NE 28th Avenue.  Upon arrival firefighters from NE Portland's Station 14 encountered a fire in the kitchen.  Reports indicate that an occupant was cooking with grease, which was left unattended, and a fire broke out.  The fire spread to the surrounding cabinets and the kitchen began to burn.  First arriving firefighters were able to quickly pull a hose line into the kitchen and applied water to knock down the blaze.
The fire was brought under control at 6:00 pm.  Portland Fire & Rescue reminds citizens that cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.  When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.  If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid and never throw water on a grease fire.  Most importantly, if a fire breaks out in your home, get out and call 9-1-1.