Portland Fire Responds to Reported Home Explosion

March 30, 2023 13:15

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Portland Fire and Rescue, along with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVFR), responded to a reported home explosion in the hills of northwest Portland this morning. Crews from Portland Fire Station 27 and TVFR Station 60 arrived to NW Burkhardt Court to find one house fully engulfed in flames with fire spreading to a neighboring home. Crews immediately began applying water to the fire and were successful in containing the fire to the two homes. Due to the amount of fire and the involvement of multiple homes a second alarm was requested which brought additional fire resources to the scene. Ladder trucks were used to spray large amounts of water from an elevated position.


This call highlighted the importance of training with neighboring agencies. Portland Fire Station 27 and TV

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