At 3:38 am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to report of a residential fire at 5822 SE 46th Ave. Engine 25 (Woodstock) arrived at 3:42 am and discovered flames coming from a detached garage. The crew made entry by removing the garage door and used hoses to extinguished the fire while allowing for the heat and smoke to escape through the large opening.
"We could see the smoke from a few blocks away and knew we had to extinguish the fire quickly before it extended to any other structures." Said Portland Fire & Rescue Lieutenant Greg Holsinger.
No injuries were associated with this fire. The fire was brought under control at 3:55 am and an investigator was called to the scene to determine the fire cause and damage estimates. More information will be given as it becomes available.
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