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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 09/05/12: Portland fire and ATF announce tip line for the Thunderbird Hotel 5-Alarm fire

Portland Fire & Rescue, together with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced that a tip and information line has been established for the fire at 1401 N. Hayden Island Drive. If anybody has any tips, information, videos or photographs of the fire, they are urged to call 1-800-800-3855. Select Option 2 at the first voice prompt, then Option 3 at the second prompt. An agent will then be available to talk to you. Please reference the Portland Thunderbird Fire. You may remain anonymous, but your information is needed for follow-up contact.

"It is important in large scale fire investigations to enlist the public's help in providing possible leads," said ATF National Response Team (NRT) leader, Christopher Porreca. "Fire scenes are extremely complex and even the smallest bit of information could be crucial in identifying and assisting in the determination of the cause of the fire."

Contact: Lieutenant Joseph Troncoso, PIO

Media Pager: (503) 940-6003