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Portland Fire & Rescue Battles 3 Residential Fires in 3 Hours (Photo) - 01/06/22

At 10:19 am, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) was dispatched to a residential fire near 4100 N Lombard St. Fire crews were able to get this basement fire under control by 10:41 am. No one was home when crews arrived at the house and no injuries were reported. The cause of this fire has been determined to be accidental and human caused.

At 12:58 pm, PF&R was dispatched to a residential fire near NE 7th and NE Mason St. Fire crews were unable to enter the house initially due to the amount of fire coming from the door and windows. After spraying water from the outside of the home on the fire, cooling the fire conditions, fire crews were able to get inside to fight the fire inside the home. The fire was under control at 1:24 pm. No one was inside the house when fire crews arrive at the home and no injuries were reported. The cause of this fire was undetermined in nature and human caused.

At 1:12 pm, PF&R was dispatched to a residential fire near N Skidmore and N Borthwick Ave. Fire crews immediately began fighting the fire that was on all floors of the home and in the attic. This fire was difficult to put out since it was throughout the structure and command called for an additional engine company to assist. A rehab unit was also called to provide extra air for the firefighters. The fire was under control at 2:17 pm. No one was home at the time of this fire and no injuries were reported. The cause of this fire was determined to be accidental and human caused.

Portland Fire & Rescue recommends that extension cords are used only temporarily. We also recommend that heaters are kept at least 3 feet away from combustibles and are plugged directly into a wall outlet. Please ensure you have a working smoke detector on every floor of your home and in every sleeping room.

NE Grand & Everett
NE Grand & Everett
Three injured in warming fires, two were in serious condition. (Photo) - 01/01/22

***Update - additional warming fire injury***

At 3:20 pm today crews responded to reports of a tent on fire at SW Oak and 4th Ave. Crews found a male in his mid 30's with 2nd degree burns to his arm and upper leg. People passing by noticed smoke coming from the tent and woke the patient and called 911. The patient had been warming with an unattended candle when it caught his sleeping bag on fire. The candle was too close to combustibles. The patient was fortunate to escape with minor injuries and was transported to the burn center by AMR. 

This is the 4th warming fire injury reported in less than 24 hours.  Please call 2-1-1 if you need a warm place to stay tonight.


This morning at 9:00 am crews responded to a call of a person with burned hands near the corner of SE 6th and SW Woodward.  When crews arrived they did find a male in his 40’s that had second-degree burns to one of his hands from the use of an accelerant. This fire happened overnight and the victim refused to be transported by ambulance. 

At approx. 9:30 am this morning fire crews responded to a tent fire in the area of NE Grand and NE Everett.  AMR was on scene first and treating the two patients (male and female in their 40’s) that both had severe burns to their lower extremities. They were transported to Emanuel Burn Center. This fire was started by a loose hose attached to a propane heater inside the tent that leaked and caused the flames/explosion. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly (see photo). 

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone to keep heaters and burning materials away from combustibles. 

If you need a warm place to stay, Call 2-1-1 or check multco.us/cold for the latest list of shelter locations and for help with transportation to a shelter. Interpreters are available. Trimet (trimet.org/planner) allows free rides to shelters. No one will be turned away. All sites are ADA accessible. Pets are allowed at all locations. 

Attached Media Files: NE Grand & Everett
Fire death in a North Portland house fire overnight (Photo) - 12/25/21

Just before 11:30 pm Christmas Eve, Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a report of a residential fire at 6405 N Greeley.  On arrival, crews found smoke issuing from a single-story residence. The first Engine company forced the front door to attack the fire and do a search for victims. When crews entered the structure, the fire began showing from a window at the back of the residence. Advancing the hose lines to the fire was challenging due to the amount of clutter inside this home. The fire burned a hole in the floor of the kitchen which added to the dangers of fighting this fire. When the fire attack team reached the fire, they were able to extinguish it quickly.  

While crews were doing their initial search of the structure they found one elderly female occupant that was deceased in one of the back rooms of the structure.  Fire investigators were called and began their scene investigation.  The fire is still under investigation, they did find it to be accidental but a specific cause has not been determined at this time. 

Safety Reminder

Check your smoke detectors regularly and keep your hallways, stairways, and exits clear of debris.

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