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NEWS RELEASE 09/01/11: Portland Fire & Rescue Attacks Roof Fire in SW Portland



Update 8:18 PM

Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched on a commercial fire at 1730 SW Harbor Way at 3:45 pm today.  While driving to the location, firefighters observed thick black smoke billowing from the commercial building's roof. Arriving two minutes after being dispatched, firefighters quickly called for a 2nd alarm or 30 additional firefighters to assist with controlling the fire.  

Using a raised bucket, firefighters immediately began attacking the fire on the roof of the building. They then pulled fire hoses to mop up the fire.  There was some difficulty in extinguishing one portion of the fire due to a natural gas line in the area.

Firefighters contained the fire to the roof of the building. There was some water and smoke damage to the interior of the building as well as some damage to the roof structure.  The full extent of the damage is unknown at this time. All tenants occupying the upper condos will be displaced indefinitely. The fire was controlled at 1710 hours.

Fire investigators are on scene.  The fire cause is under investigation at this time.

September 1, 2011

4:27 PM

Media Staging is at SW Montgomery Street and SW Harbor Way. A Public Information Officer is on scene. More information and pictures will available as soon as possible.

 Portland Fire & Rescue

 We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

 September 1, 2011


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