Portland Fire Battles Two Fires Tuesday Night
October 30, 2013, 2:47 am
Portland Fire and Rescue fought two fires within a couple hours of each other Tuesday night.
The first at 7835 N Wabash Ave around 7:30pm. Lt Rich Chatman says the fire was difficult to fight because the home was filled with clutter, making it difficult for fire fighters to enter the home and move around. The resident was not home when the house caught fire. Crews were able to get the fire under control, but not before the house was heavily damaged. Investigators worked through the night and have yet to announce a cause.
As soon as Portland Fire and Rescue was finishing containing the fire in North Portland, an apartment complex near SE 40th and Powell caught fire. Chatman says they were able to keep the fire contained to one unit. The resident was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but is expected to be OK. Investigators were at the scene into the night and have yet to release a cause.