Three injured in warming fires, two were in serious condition. (Photo)

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

January 01, 2022 15:15


This morning at 9:00 am crews responded to a call of a person with burned hands near the corner of SE 6th and SW Woodward.  When crews arrived they did find a male in his 40’s that had second-degree burns to one of his hands from the use of an accelerant. This fire happened overnight and the victim refused to be transported by ambulance. 

At approx. 9:30 am this morning fire crews responded to a tent fire in the area of NE Grand and NE Everett.  AMR was on scene first and treating the two patients (male and female in their 40’s) that both had severe burns to their lower extremities. They were transported to Emanuel Burn Center. This fire was started by a loose hose attached to a propane heater inside the tent that leaked and caused the flames/explosion. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly (see photo). 

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone to keep heaters and burning materials away from combustibles. 

If you need a warm place to stay, Call 2-1-1 or check for the latest list of shelter locations and for help with transportation to a shelter. Interpreters are available. Trimet ( allows free rides to shelters. No one will be turned away. All sites are ADA accessible. Pets are allowed at all locations.