Ore. House Fire Causes $40,000 in Damage

At 9:58 a.m. on Dec. 11, Portland Fire & Rescue crews were called to a house fire at 5237 SE 104th Ave.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the front door of the 1 1/2-story home. All the occupants had escaped safely and were at a neighbors house.

Firefighters from Station 11 entered the house and began fighting the fire. The crew from Ladder Truck 7 began searching the home for trapped victims and ventilating, including vertical ventilation.  

The fire was quickly extinguished, but the home will be uninhabitable and no one injuries were reported.

A fire investigator was called to the scene and estimated damages around $40,000.

The cause has not been released, but crews determined that many of the homes smoke alarms were not operable.

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