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NEWS RELEASE 03/11/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Extinguishes Apartment Fire at 14136 NE Sandy Blvd.

March 11, 2012

11:24 PM

A fire in a second story apartment at 14136 NE Sandy Blvd. was extinguished by Northeast Portland fire crews this evening. Several calls were received by fire alarm dispatch who tapped out the fire at 6:43 pm. Portland Fire Station 2 (Parkrose) located on 122nd and Sandy responded with a ladder truck, engine, and rescue and arrived on scene within minutes of receiving the call.

Portland Police officers also responded to this fire, arriving ahead of fire crews. The officers were able to inform neighbors that an adjacent unit was on fire and assist with evacuating residents.

Arriving to the three story apartment complex first was Truck 2, who alerted incoming crews of the presence of heavy smoke coming from a second story unit. Assuming command, orders were given for Engine 2 to assume fire attack and Ladder Truck 7 to begin placing ladders up to the roof. After entering the involved unit, crews encountered moderate smoke and fire conditions and were able to contain the fire.

The fire was brought under control 12 minutes after first crews arrived.

A Fire Investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire. Gresham Fire & Emergency Services assisted Portland Fire & Rescue on this incident.