Four Fires Handled in Portland


Portland Fire and Rescue has responded to four house fires since the early morning fire at SE 81st and Taylor. Three were related to the cold weather.

All fires were a single-alarm which brings four engines, one truck, and a rescue. Due to the extreme weather, a rehab unit was called for on each fire. About 30 firefighters responded on each.

At 8:08 a.m., crews found an attached garage involved in heavy fire which was extending to the attic of the house. A heat lamp for a chicken coop caused the fire that resulted in $100,000 loss.

At 11:52 a.m., crews responded to 5200 block of NE 43rd on a residential fire. Crews quickly knocked an exterior fire.

At 1:44 p.m., crews responded to 600 block of NE Church on a residential fire. Crews found a one-and-a-half- story residence with a large volume of fire showing. The fire did heavy damage to the house.

At 4:47 p.m., crews responded to 700 block of NE 107th Pl. Crews found a single-story residence with dark gray smoke coming from the eaves and roof vents. They found a kitchen fire which extended up the stove vent and into the attic area.