Portland Fire & Rescue
Emergency Messages as of 2:40 pm, Fri. Dec. 14
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
News Releases
PF&R Responds to a House Fire (4200 Block of SE 102nd) - 12/10/18

Just after 1:00 AM Portland Fire crews responded to a reported house fire on the 4200 block of SE 102nd. When crews arrived they noted heavy smoke coming from the home's attached garage. The firefighters began attacking the fire while searching the house to ensure that no one was trapped inside.

All occupants escaped the house, thanks to working smoke alarms and the fire in the garage was extinguished quickly. While fire damage was contained to a portion of the garage there was extensive smoke damage throughout the home. The Red Cross will be assisting the family with shelter as the smoke and fire damage are repaired.

An investigator worked to determine what caused this fire and the information will be released when it is available. 

A house fire is always an awful event, but it truly becomes a tragedy when someone is hurt or killed. Our goal at Portland Fire & Rescue is Zero Fire Deaths, help us to achieve it by:

1. Ensure you have working smoke alarms in your home, on every floor and in every sleeping space.

2. Create and practice a fire escape plan, be sure to include two exits from every space and a safe meeting place outside.

 

8 Occupants and 1 Dog Are Safe After Late Night House Fire In NE Portland - 11/16/18

At 11:40pm last night a fire broke out in single family residence at 11826 NE Brazee. Firefighters reported seeing heavy fire coming from the front of the home and threatening a home next door. Firefighters were told that all residents were out but that one dog may still be inside. After the threat to the nearby home was eliminated, crews searched for and found a dog in a bedroom of the home. After a quick evaluation the dog was returned to his family. Fire crews declared the fire was extinguished at 11:58pm.

A fire investigator was called to the scene to determine cause and extent of the damage. The fire is still currently under investigation but the damages were concluded to at approximately $80,000. The Red Cross Cascade Chapter was called to help with the finding shelter for 6 adults 2 kids and one dog. It was unclear if working smoke alarms were activated in the home.