Arrest Made In Illegal Fireworks Caused Blaze on July 5th 2019 (Video Link Included)

November 01, 2019 16:25

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On July 5th 2019 at approximately 3:45 am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to an apartment fire at 3918 NE Garfield. When crews arrived they found heavy fire from an apartment complex with multiple victims suffering from smoke inhalation and heat related injuries. One female was transported immediately from the scene with serious injuries after jumping from a third story window. A second and third alarm was called for by incident commanders to provide additional resources amid concern the fire could threaten nearby residences also. In all, approximately 50 firefighters were needed to contain the threat from extending to other homes. Fire investigators received multiple reports that illegal fireworks were seen and heard moments before the fire broke out, which initiated a m

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