January 13, 2019 09:05
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a residential fire at 8923 SE Stephens St. early this morning at 2:28am. When fire crews arrived, they found flames and smoke coming from the residence. Fire crews immediately verified that everyone had gotten out of the house and simultaneously began fighting the fire. The fire was under control at 2:48am.
The resident, who had gotten out of the house at the time of the fire, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.
PF&R Fire Investigators have determined the fire started in the kitchen area of the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The damage to the home is estimated around $200,000.
Fire can spread quickly through your home, leaving you little time to escape safely once the fire alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning — a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced. Now is a great time to create and practice your home fire escape plan. Go to: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/293468 for additional information.