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News Releases
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. 

 

PF&R Responds to a 2nd Alarm Apartment Fire (1400 NE 118th) - 11/10/18

This afternoon Portland Firefighters were called to a fire in a single story apartment at 1400 NE 118th. When fire crews arrived they found the fire burning in the attic above one of the apartment units. The fire commander called for a second alarm to ensure that adequate resources were available to extinguish the fire. 

The apartment building was evacuated and no injuries were associated with this fire. The fire was extinguished, but one adult resident was displaced. Firefighters checked on the resident and determined that the individual has a safe place to stay. An investigator responded and determined that this was an electrical fire burning above a light fixture. 

Please help your Portland Firefighters to achieve our goal of zero fire deaths by ensuring that you have working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan. 

Multnomah County Strike-Team Responds to Butte County, California Wildfire to Assist with the "Camp Fire" Wildfire - 11/09/18

At approximately 0900 this morning, Multnomah County Fire Defense Board Chief, Scott Lewis, received a request from the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal to assemble a Strike-Team of fire engines to respond to the "Camp Fire" wildfire burning in Butee County, CA. This request was made via EMAC, or Emergency Management Assistance Compact between our states.

The strike-team is comprised of a strike-team leader and trainee, (2) Portland Fire, (2) Gresham Fire and (1) Port of Portland Fire engine companies.

The strike-team departed the portland area around noon today and will travel overnight and report to base camp in Chico California, sometime tomorrow.

Potential service related functions required of the Multnomah County Strike Team includes structural preparation of impacted buildings and/or backfilling and staffing of vacated local fire stations.  The strike team will be assigned to work operational periods of 24-hours on and 24-hours off if assignments involve long travel distances to reach objectives. 

A maximum deployment period 14-days could be required of the strike team.

Any further inquiries on the EMAC process and other resources being sent from Oregon should be directed to OSFM at egon.sfm@state.or.us">oregon.sfm@state.or.us .

***UPDATE- Fire Cause and Victim Status | Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a House Fire (NE Alberta & 12th Ave.) - 10/20/18

UPDATE: 10/20/2018 at 0900 hrs

The male patient was died yesterday evening after being transported to the Burn Center at Emanuel Hospital.

The cause of the fire was determined to be unintentional, failure to use ordinary care, combustibles too close to heat source.

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This evening at 5:15pm Portland Firefighters responded to a house fire located in the area of NE Alberta & 12th Ave.  When crews arrived, they discovered large amounts of smoke coming from the first floor of the two-story home.   Crews were informed that two people live in the home, and upon the primary search, one of the residents, and elderly male, was located in the front room.  The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. 

Firefighters reported that it was difficult to locate the seat of the fire due to the excessive amounts of items that were stored throughout the home.  It was reported soon after that the second resident was not at home. 

Crews are still on scene, and an Investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire.  There are no photos available of this incident.  Any updates on the loss and the cause will be posted as soon as they are received.