Thursday afternoon, at 1:06 pm Portland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a house on fire at 2002 SE 101st Avenue. Firefighters arrived and found heavy fire in the basement of a single story house. The fire had also traveled up through the walls and into the attic. Firefighters from Station 7 (Mill Park) arrived, fought the fire and searched for occupants.
The homes occupant stated that everyone was safely out of the house and a thorough search by firefighters indicated the same. The fire was extinguished and recalled (declared under control) within 20 minutes. At that time firefighters began searching for hot spots. No injuries were associated with this fire.
Fire investigators are on scene and working to determine the cause of this fire and the amount of damage it caused. This release will be updated with this information when it becomes available.
Contact Info: Lt. Damon Simmons, Media Pager (503) 940-6003
Update-Photo's courtesy of PF&R Photographer Dick Harris. Investigators have determined that this fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. Investigators estimate damages associated with this fire at $60,000.