NEWS RELEASE 5/17/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to House Fire in NE Portland
At 8:45am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to 6920 NE Roselawn St. to report of a house on fire. Engine 12 (Sandy Blvd.) arrived three minutes later and discovered smoke coming from the second floor of the residence. Engine 12 stretched a fire attack hose line to the second floor and found the fire to be in the attic space and knee walls. A search of the house was completed to make sure no victims were inside. With the assistance of two additional engine companies, Engine 12 was able to open the ceiling and walls and extinguish the fire. A truck company assisted by ventilating smoke and fire gasses from the structure.
The fire was brought under control at 9:05am and no injuries were reported at this fire. A Portland Fire Investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of this fire and damage estimates. Additional information will be given as soon as it becomes available.
Contact info, for media use only:
Public Information Officer AJ Schaffer, Media Pager (503) 940-6003.