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The City of Portland, Oregon

Fire & Rescue

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 1/9/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Residential Fire (4812 SE 43rd Ave)

This afternoon at 1:13 pm firefighters were called to a house at 4812 SE 43rd Ave. The homeowner returned from an outing to find smoke coming from the back windows.  Firefighters from Station 25 (Woodstock) arrived to find a kitchen fire.  The occupants remained safely outside.

The fire was quickly extinguished and fire investigators were called to the scene.  No injuries were associated with this fire.  Investigators have determined that this fire was caused by an appliance failure.  Damages are estimated at $125,000.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind residents to turn off appliances when leaving the house.

Contact info, for media use only:
Lt. Damon Simmons, Media Pager (503)940-6003