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Phone: 503-823-3700

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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 07/11/12: Quick Response by Portland Fire & Rescue Contains Fire

July 11, 2012

11:50 AM

Fire crews were dispatched to a house fire (5328 NE 38Th ave.) at 8:21 this morning. Station 14 (Vernon) arrived within 3 minutes, contained the fire to the garage, and suppressed it quickly. Crews from Stations 24 (Swan Island), 12 (Sumner), 28(Rose City), and 13 (Lloyd Center) were also on the initial response... but were released quickly to respond to other emergencies. "It's a good thing that we were able to arrive so rapidly, while the fire was still in it's incipient phase. A few more minutes and it would have spread to the walls", said Portland Public Information Officer Ron Rouse.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. There isn't a damage estimate at this time.

Response Info: 4 engines, 1 truck, 2 chiefs Dispatched 08:21

On scene 08:24