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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 3/1/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responding to Residential Fire at NE 40th and Emerson St

UPDATE: 3/1/2012 @ 2139hrs

After an aggressive attack by the first arriving company, Engine 12 (NE 86th & Sandy) the fire was contained and extinguished within 10 minutes.

There were no civilian or firefighter casualties.

The fire cause has been determined to be "electrical".
The structures value was $104,350.
Damage to the structure was estimated at $30,000.
Damages to contents estimated around $10,000.


Portland Fire & Rescue is Responding to a Residential Fire at NE 40th and Emerson St. Upon arrival Engine 12 encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from a single story residence.

Motorists should stay away from the area to allow fire apparatus to access the area. Expect potential traffic delays in the vicinity.

More info will be posted as it becomes available.

Contact info, for media use only:
PIO / Firefighter Tommy Schroeder
Media Pager (503) 940-6003