Portland, Ore. — What started as a grass fire in a field east of Northeast 82nd avenue was spread to a commercial building and homes by swift winds.
One of the buildings heavily damaged by fire is the Grand Avenue Boxing Club at NE 84th and Russell.
That building is also connected to the skate/bike park called The Lumberyard.
Our news partner KGW was on scene just before 7pm when fire officials gave their first update.
This map shows the complexity of the 4 Alarm Fire in Portland. Many Engines and Trucks working a large area on multiple streets. Engine 74 currently on Brazee Street pic.twitter.com/gLLAClNAyV
— Gresham Firefighters (@GFD1062) August 27, 2019
As of 7pm, there is no official word on how many buildings were burned or what caused the fire.
Anyone with information on what may have started or caused the ongoing grass fire in NE please call (503) 823-4636.
— Portland Fire&Rescue (@PDXFire) August 27, 2019