A 3-alarm fire destroyed a North Portland warehouse. There were no injuries. Portland Fire & Rescue did not say what exactly started the fire but there were reports of cooking and warming fires near the area and the warehouse has had multiple safety violations.
No one was injured as a building collapsed near 4823 SE Division Street just before 4 p.m. Westbound lanes of Division Street will be closed Thursday.
As engineers investigated the collapse, Portland Fire & Rescue said it was unclear what caused it. There most likely was a structural problem with the roof.
A family of six were safely evacuated as their near century home near Ridgefield was destroyed Monday night. A total of nine people lived in the farmhouse, with eight present for the fire. By the time Clark County Fire & Rescue arrived, the house was unsalvageable. American Red Cross is assisting the family whom have been left homeless.
Everyone made it outside safely as a Cannon Beach duplex was destroyed in a fire Sunday afternoon. The fire was seen around 3:40pm but fire crews from Gearhart and Seaside were still fighting the fire at 4:30pm and on. Not much was left of the building.
The cause of the fire is unknown and the fire had ruptured a natural gas line yet but was quickly contained by the fire crew. It was a battle between the fire crew and strong wind gusts spreading the fire. Firefighters were briefly engulfed by flames but luckily no one was injured.
Oxygen tanks have been reported to be the cause of a Gresham apartment fire leaving dozens of people without homes in the freezing weather. The fire originated from a first floor apartment and residents became aware of a fire when sounds of explosions alerted them. Firefighters were delayed as the nearest fire hydrant was frozen and had to use others nearby. Eight units were destroyed.
No one was injured following a fire at Hotel Alder but 100 residents were left without a home. The fire had reached multiple floors as fire crews were slow arriving to the location due to Portland traffic. Firefighters were fighting against the cold and wind gusts that threatened to push the fire further throughout the building. All residents were accounted for with many seeking shelter with the Red Cross.
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Eleven people were displaced from a King City Apartment and several Beaverton businesses were damaged in two early Sunday fires battled by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
No one was injured in either fire.
In the first incident, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Riverwood Heights Apartments in the 12000 block of S.W. Fischer Road in King City just after midnight on Feb. 14. The manual alarm was pulled by a tenant who spotted a third-story balcony engulfed in flames.
No one was present as flames engulfed the $1.9M listed home in Forest Park Thursday Morning. Emergency units were called at 5:45am to handle the fire. There are no fire hydrants near the home so crews had to run nearly 2,000 feet of hose to connect fire engines to water tender trucks. The owners of the home are safe but were surprised and then saddened when notified of what happened, losing their home along with the memories accompanied with it.