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PF&R Responds to Fatal House Fire in SE Portland

At 5:15am, Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to 6609 SE Taggart St. to a reported house fire. When fire crews arrived, they found fire coming from the front windows of the home. When they entered the structure they immediately located a large hole in the floor just inside the front door. This caused a dangerous hazard to the fire crews.  They were able to work around the hole and quickly extinguish the fire. While searching the home, fire crews located an adult male. Fire crews quickly assessed the man and determined that he was deceased.

Portland Fire Investigators responded to the scene and determined that the cause of the fire was careless smoking. There were no other injuries reported at this time.

Portland Fire & Rescue extends our condolences to the family of the deceased man.

Portland Fire and Rescue would like to remind everyone to be careful with cigarettes and dispose of them safely.

Posted on Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:51:38 GMT

PF&R Responds to an Apartment Fire (7600 Block of N Interstate Ave.) (Photo)

Last night just before 10:20 pm, Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 7600 block of N Interstate Ave. On arrival firefighters found a bedroom in a ground floor apartment burning. Firefighters searched and found that the occupants had escaped safely and no injuries were associated with this fire. 

The fire was contained to the bedroom and extinguished. No other apartment units were affected; however, the two adult male residents of the fire unit will be displaced and the Red Cross was asked to provide assistance. This fire started when one of the residents dropped a match while attempting to light a candle.

PF&R asks residents to use extreme caution with open flame.

Photo Credit-Dennis Weis  

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:39:19 GMT

Portland Fire responds to residential fire

Just before 2p, Portland fire crews responded to reports of a house on fire. Upon arrival crews discovered a small room and contents fire in a garage that had been converted into a bedroom. The cause was found to be electrical in nature. One of the residents sustained a minor burn on their hand, but was treated on scene and did not require transport. During the incident, crews received a report of multiple pets inside the home and were able to account for 3 of the 4 animals during operations. The 4th pet was found safe outside during clean-up of the scene. All animals are safe and have been reunited with their people. 

Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2019 22:17:34 GMT

Charges Filed In Connection to Butane Hash Oil Explosion in SE PDX Apartment Complex (Photo)



On March 28, 2019 PF&R and PPB units were dispatched to the report of an explosion and possible fire at an apartment complex. At 10:39am the first units arrived at 1177 SE Stark to find a butane hash oil (BHO) explosion had heavily damaged an apartment unit at the St Francis Park Apartments. One adult male, Darrell Desrosiers (DOB-05/07/71), was treated at the scene and then transported with serious but non-life-threatening wounds to Emanuel Hospital. No other injuries were reported. On Monday April 1st Mr. Desrosiers was charged with one count of Arson Incident to Manufacture which is a Class A felony.

The PF&R/PPB Arson Investigation Unit would like to issue the following warning: Unlicensed processing of marijuana by the method of open blasting with the use of flammable liquids such as butane is dangerous and illegal. Oregon State Law 475b.359 prohibits this type of unlicensed process and is a class A felony. There have been multiple BHO explosions locally and around the region. On July 24 2017 two adult males were killed during a BHO explosion in a North Portland home. If you see evidence of this type of activity, often noticeable by large quantities of disposed butane cannisters, ***please report this to:

Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Form:

or the Drug Tip Line at (503) 823- DRUG (3784)


More info about DVD:

Posted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 21:21:55 GMT

Portland Fire Rope Rescue Team Rescues Man From a Steep Embankment

At 12:16 am this morning, PF&R responded to a man down an embankment between SW Sam Jackson Park Road and Terwilliger BLVD.  He had a minor ankle injury, therefore he was not able to traverse the steep terrain to self extricate. PF&R’s rope rescue team set up a rope system to access, and rescue the man.   It took approximately 40 minutes to locate the patient and extricate him using a rope system.  The patient was transported to the hospital to treat his ankle injury. 






Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:53:02 GMT


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