**UPDATE** (Fire Fatality) Third alarm fire - se 26th and se long
This morning PF&R fire investigators received information that an adult male was in or near the warehouse at the time of the fire. This new information led investigators to focus their search to determine if a body could be found at the scene of the fire. At 11:00am today, the remains of an adult male were found inside the building. Identification of the body and cause of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office who has been called to the scene.
Fire Investigators have received information that would indicate the individual was using an area just outside of the affected warehouse for temporary shelter. If anyone has any information about this man or any other pertinent details leading up to the tragic fire on June 7th please call our tip line at 503-823-INFO (4676). ***UPDATE END***
At 2125 on friday June 7th, Portland Fire and Rescue responded to multiple reports of a commercial fire. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and fire venting through the roof. A third alarm was called approximatley 8 minutes into the call. Several first in crews made an aggressive attack on the east side of the building and prevented the loss of several homes, however there is damage to surrounding homes, properties and cars. Fire crews had several difficulties to deal with including a partial collapse of the fire building early on, water supply issues and multiple adjacent structures to protect. Fire crews will be on scene through out the night. The investigation is just beginning and Fire investigators are asking that if anyone who lives in the area and has any information relating to the fire to please contact the Fire Investigations Info Line at 503-823-INFO.
Posted on Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:25:21 GMT
North Portland House Fire Determined To Be Arson
Just before 3pm on Weds May 15th PF&R crews were sent to a reported house fire at the 4100block of N. Foss Ct. The first arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from all windows of a 2 story addition to a previously built home. The addition appeared to be in the construction phase and was heavily damaged by fire and smoke. One adult male was home at the time but was able to make it out safely. Thankfully no one was injured in this fire as firefighters performed an interior attack of the fire preventing spread to the established part of the home. Investigators were called to the scene from the PF&R Arson Investigation Unit and after a close look at the evidence at the scene they have determined that this fire was in fact arson.
The Arson Investigation Unit is soliciting your help. If you live in or happen to be in the neighborhood of this fire when it happened and have any information that may help investigators please call our tip-line at 503-823-INFO (4636).
A short video of the fire as crews first arrived can be seen by clicking the following link:
Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 22:18:46 GMT