At 2:52 pm, Portland firefighters were dispatched to reports of fire coming from a house located at 2937 NE 64th Avenue. Firefighters from Station 28 (Hollywood) arrived first at the scene with fire showing from the back roof area.
Neighbors called 9-1-1 after seeing flames and smoke coming from the roof. Neighbors also reported that roofers had been working on the roof with torches earlier in the day. Firefighters quickly and aggressively attacked the fire on the second floor and in the attic. No was living in the house at the time of the fire and the house was undergoing an extensive remodel.
The fire was brought under control at 3:20 pm. A fire investigator was called to the scene to help determine the cause of the fire. Damage to the $175,000 house is estimated at $75,000.