NEWS RELEASE 3/14/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to House Fire at 2940 SE Berkeley Place
At 10:56 this evening Portland Fire & Rescue Engine 20(Sellwood) was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a residence. The report was made by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from an exterior door. When Engine 20 arrived they found smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom. Fire crews made entry with hose lines and found that smoke and fire had spread beyond the bedroom on the second floor of the residence. Additional crews were sent to assist Engine 20 with the fire attack and were able to contain it to the second floor. One person was evaluated and transported to Emanuel Hospital with burn injuries. Fire investigators have arrived and are currently conducting and investigation of the scene. Updates to follow.
Contact info, for media use only:
Media Contact: Rich Chatman PIO, 503-940-6003pgr