PF&R Crews in NE PDX battle early evening house fire

Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire in NE Portland at 6:09 PM with reports of a..."> PF&R Crews in NE PDX battle early evening house fire

Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire in NE Portland at 6:09 PM with reports of a..." /> PF&R Crews in NE PDX battle early evening house fire

Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire in NE Portland at 6:09 PM with reports of a... "> Portland Fire fights fire in a NE PDX home (Photo)

Portland Fire fights fire in a NE PDX home (Photo)

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Portland Fire and Rescue



November 10, 2022 19:40

  

PF&R Crews in NE PDX battle early evening house fire

Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire in NE Portland at 6:09 PM with reports of a fire in the back of a house near the intersection of Emerson and NE Cully Blvd. The first arriving engine communicated to all other crews there was a good amount of grey smoke pushing out of the home under pressure at the eave line. The first crew was directed to make entry on the backside of the home and begin and offensive fire attack by entering the structure and extinguishing the fire.

Reports were made by the first crew that there was a glow of fire in a window on the back of the house and that they were forcing entry at the back door of the home. The second arriving engine established a water supply at the fire hydrant and connected their hose to the pumping engine. 

Radio traffic from crews indicated excessive clutter which was making progress difficult inside the home. The first arriving chief took command and quickly noted a visible change in the smoke conditions indicating the fire was successfully being extinguished with the use of multiple hose lines. 

There was a concern that the fire had moved into the attic space, so command directed crews to pull ceiling from the inside of the home along with using saws to open access holes in the roof. This allowed the firefighters to get any water needed on the small bit of active fire in the attic.

Just after the 10-minute timer alert was given to the crews the fire was extinguished. The crews on scene began to pick up the hose on the ground and get back into service to be free and available for the next emergency call. The first arriving engine and truck are remaining on scene to meticulously remove the contents of the home to make certain the items do not rekindle later and force crews to return to this address for another fire at the same address.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. There were no reported injuries. PF&R is not certain how many people may be displaced at this time.

 

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