Portland Fire Extinguishes Second SE Portland Structure Fire Today

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue



January 06, 2018 17:45

  

UPDATE: 5:43 PM 1/6/2018

The fire cause was determined to be a candle knocked over from a nightstand onto the bedding during housekeeping activities. The occupant attempted to fight the fire upon discovery and suffered smoke inhalation.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to caution citizens about fighting fire themselves. Modern materials in household items, furniture and building construction materials are more petroleum based than their older counterparts. As a result, fires grow much more rapidly and with more BTU's; almost doubling in size every minute.

Call 9-1-1 quickly and get everyone out of the building if possible to do safely.

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At 3:08 PM this afternoons, PF&R responded to an Apartment Fire located at 1323 SE 26th Ave.

First-arriving crews found a two story daylight apartment building with the lower level of one unit involved in fire.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire and completed a search for potential occupants. The search was all clear.

The fire cause is still under investigation. Damage estimates are not yet available.

One adult female occupant was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening smoke inhalation related injuries.

Updates will be posted by Flash Alert as they become available.

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