Portland Fire Responds to 2 Alarm Fire & Shooting Nearby (Photo)

March 17, 2024 02:20


Portland Fire responded to reports of a fire in a dumpster between two buildings right after midnight at 1923 NE Schuyler St. Crews arrived to find a 2 story apartment building flanking either side of the dumpster with approximately a dozen units in either building.  The fire was able to travel up the siding and into the attic space of both buildings. Crews made quick work of extinguishing the fire by performing agressive work on the roof and getting hose lines in place. By cutting multiple holes in the roof they were able to keep fire damage to only a few units, and saved many.  There were no injuries to any occupants, however many will be displaced due to the incident as there at least five uninhabitable units. Red Cross is working with these individuals. Fire investigators are on scene to determine the cause of the fire. 

As this incident was happening and crews were still working to put out hotspots, a shooting happened nearby in the area of NE 15th and NE Broadway. Portland Fire had crews in staging waiting to work on the fire if they were needed but were able to release Engine 14 to render medical aid to the shooting victim.  The individual was transported to the hospital with injuries.