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.
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.