SE 148 Fire -Multi Story Building Under Construction– Morning of 11-15-22

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a reported apartment fire at 12:18 AM today ..."> SE 148 Fire -Multi Story Building Under Construction– Morning of 11-15-22

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a reported apartment fire at 12:18 AM today ..." /> SE 148 Fire -Multi Story Building Under Construction– Morning of 11-15-22

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a reported apartment fire at 12:18 AM today ... "> PF&R Battles Early AM Partially Constructed Multistory Apartment Building (Photo)

PF&R Battles Early AM Partially Constructed Multistory Apartment Building (Photo)

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue



November 15, 2022 02:20

  

SE 148 Fire -Multi Story Building Under Construction– Morning of 11-15-22

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a reported apartment fire at 12:18 AM today in the Glenfair Neighborhood near the border of Portland and Gresham. The first arriving officer reported there was a multistory apartment complex under construction completely on fire. He also communicated there were many impending fire issues on all surrounding sides with other exposure buildings under construction. This property was a large apartment complex with up to nine large 3-story buildings under construction presenting many exposure issues.

The commanding chief directed the next two arriving engines to attach to different fire hydrants and create exposure hose lines between the structure on fire and neighboring buildings as the first arriving engine put a larger diameter attack hose line into service. This places multiple engines and fire hydrants to obtain enough water to control the scene, a tactic that does not happen often, but this fire required big streams of water to cool and extinguish the fire.

The next pair of exposure lines were put in operation with the fire structure still showing quite a bit of fire. With the potential need for additional resources just minutes into the fire, the incident commander called for a second alarm assignment. The conditions changed and the firefighters on scene began to gain control of the fire. The crews extinguished much of the fire on the original structure and the exposure buildings now well protected with multiple fire hose lines flowing large amount of water. Command released the second alarm companies with the fire conditions under control and knowledge another fire had just been reported slightly to the west in Portland.

The command officer indicated that the fire was under control in less than 10 minutes from arrival. With many companies needed to methodically evaluate all the surrounding structures for safe conditions and the large amounts of hose on the ground, the entire first alarm assignment remained on scene for up to 30 minutes to safely address the remaining fire and pick up the hoses that were used.

PF&R Fire Investigations Unit is on scene to try and determine a cause. No reported injuries. No evacuations of buildings and with the nature of the fire building being under construction, there wasn’t anyone displaced by this fire. Portland Fire& Rescue would like to thank our partners in east county, Gresham Fire and Emergency Services that helped us extinguish the fire. (Photo Credit – Greg Muhr -911photog)

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