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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 8/10/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Duplex Fire

Firefighters were dispatched to a fire (9645 N. Fiske Ave) at 6:28 AM. Initial reports indicated that there was fire coming from a downstairs window and that there were people jumping from a second story landing. When Engine 26 arrived all of the occupants were accounted for, and the fire had extended to the second floor.

The occupants heard the smoke alarm going off and quickly exited the home. A few of the occupants had to use the second story window, which dropped them down to a 10 foot landing. They were helped off the landing by family members who escaped earlier through the front door. One person was transported for smoke inhalation.

Seconds count! You have less than 3 minutes to escape a house fire. All homes should have working smoke alarms.

- Install a smoke alarm inside every bedroom/sleeping area, outside every sleeping area (hallway) and on every level of your home, including basements.

- Having a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half.

- More than 3 out of 5 home fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms.

- Teach children what your smoke alarm sounds like and what to do if they hear it: get out and crawl low under smoke.

- Contact PF&R's smoke alarm hot line at 503-823-3752 for more information about how to get smoke alarms for your home.
Contact Info:
Ron Rouse, P.I.O.
Portland Fire & Rescue
(503)940 6003