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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 7/27/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Residential Fire (8953 N Courtenay Ave)

This evening at 6:50 pm Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 8953 N. Courtenay Ave. When firefighters from Engine 26 arrived they found a large amount of fire in the back portion of the house. The fire had completely destroyed the back deck and was actively burning in the attic.

Firefighters on engines began attacking the fire and searching for victims while firefighters assigned to a ladder truck cut a hole in the roof to ventilate combustible fire gases. No victims were found in the house and no injuries were associated with this fire. Investigators are on scene working to determine a cause and the extent of damage.
Contact Info:
Lt. Damon Simmons, Media Pager (503)940-6003