Portland Units Called to Apartment Fire

Portland fire crews were dispatched to an apartment fire at 7017 NE 27th Ave. on Jan. 12. Station 14 found that a second floor unit at the Dekum Court Apartments was quickly filling up with black smoke. Firefighters made entry and extinguished the...


Portland fire crews were dispatched to an apartment fire at 7017 NE 27th Ave. on Jan. 12.

Station 14 found that a second floor unit at the Dekum Court Apartments was quickly filling up with black smoke.

Firefighters made entry and extinguished the fire, which started in a closet located in a hallway.

Firefighters from Stations 2, 8 and 28 also responded and assisted with evacuation, obtaining a water supply, and laddering the roof for ventilation.

No one was home at the time, but smoke alarms alerted a neighbor and she quickly called 911. 

This fire was caused by a candle that was left unattended and damages were estimated at $150,000.