November 27, 2023 07:30
Last night (Nov. 26th) just before 5pm Portland Firefighters were called to a fire in a mobile home at Hayden Island Mobile Home Park. On arrival firefighters found heavy fire burning throughout the interior of the structure. Firefighters went to work to extinguish the fire and to confirm initial reports indicating that residents had escaped safely.
The elderly residents were found and were safe. The fire was knocked down quickly and no injuries were associated with it. A PF&R Fire Investigator was called to the scene and determined that this fire was caused by an overheated wood stove flu pipe. The Red Cross will be assisting residents with emergency shelter and warm clothing.
PF&R requests that Portlanders have wood stoves, fire places, chimneys and flu pipes cleaned regularly to avoid the buildup of flammable soot inside.