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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Always Ready, Always There

Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 01/01/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to First Fire of the Year

January 1, 2012

1:57 AM

At 12:06 am Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a house fire at 1304 S.W. Spring Garden St. When Portland Fire Station 10 (Burlingame) arrived they found fire coming from the back of the house.  Firefighters quickly learned that no one was home at the time of fire. The fire was controlled within 20 minutes, but the fire did extensive damage to the house on the first floor as well as the second floor. A next door neighbor was awakened after hearing popping sounds.  When she looked out her window and saw the fire she called 9-1-1 right away.

Firefighters will be on scene for the next couple hours overhauling the fire and looking for hot spots. Fire investigators were called in to help determine the cause of the fire. At this time we have no estimates on the damages or cause of the fire.