PF&R Responds to 2-Alarm Apartment Fire at 9815 NE Glisan St with One Fatality (Photo)
PF&R responds to a 2nd Alarm Fire at 9815 NE Glisan St.
Upon arrival, crews reported heavy fire coming from first floor, extending to the second floor. A second alarm was requested shortly after to bring additional personnel to assist. An ambulance was also requested.
Firefighters immediately went in to fight the fire and to search for trapped occupants. One person was found inside, the victim was carried out by firefighters but could not be revived.
Red Cross was called to assist with 10 adults and 15 children who have been displaced by the fire. One firefighter suffered minor burns while fighting this fire. No other injuries have been reported so far.
Fire investigators are on-scene working to determine the cause of this fire. More info will be released as it becomes available.
Posted on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:05:29 GMT
Crews Respond to a Brush Fire (Near McLoughlin, South of the Ross Island Bridge)
7/22/17 10:05 PM-Tonight just after 10:00 PM Firefighters responded to a brush fire burning between the Willamette River and McLoughlin Blvd. The fire was visible when looking South from the Ross Island Bridge. Fire crews were able to stop the fire while it was still relatively small (50'X 50'). No injuries were associated with this fire, however a homeless camp was damaged.
McLoughlin was closed for a time as firefighters were forced to lay hose lines across the road. Investigators are on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.
The public is encouraged to be extra vigilant during this warm dry weather. Please be cautious when smoking or cooking outdoors and keep an eye out for uncontrolled fire
For more information on wildfire preparedness follow the link below:
Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:05:03 GMT
Portland Fire & Rescue responds to Commercial Fire in SW (Photo)
Firefighters were called to a fire (2110 SW Jefferson St) at 6:27 pm. They arrived to a dumpster fire that was spreading to the floors of the upper units. Crews quickly began extinguishing the fire, while simultaneously making sure that all occupants were evacuated. No one was injured during this incident and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:13:15 GMT
Portland Firefighter Injured at a Duplex Fire (SE 87th Ct & SE Insley St.)
7/15/17 12:39 PM-One firefighter was injured as crews worked to extinguish fire in a duplex at SE 87th Ct & SE Insley St. The firefighter suffered a non-life threatening leg injury. The fire burned from the exterior into the attic of the structure, but firefighters were able to extinguish it fairly quickly.
No other injuries were associated with this fire and investigators are on scene looking for the cause.
Posted on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:15:16 GMT
Firefighters Rescue Workers Trapped on the Side of a High-rise Building (Photo)
This morning at 9:11 AM Portland Firefighters were called to 1 SW Columbia. Reports indicated that workers were trapped on the side of the 263' tall building. Fire crews arrived and confirmed that two people were trapped on scaffolding that was hanging approximately 15' down from the top. The scaffolding motor malfunctioned and the workers were unable to move up or down.
PF&R's Technical Rescue Team set up a rescue system using ropes and pulley's and then lowered firefighters to the trapped men. The rescuers placed harnesses onto the workers and then pulled them back up onto the roof using the ropes. The men were uninjured and no responders were injured during this rescue. The rescue took approximately 45 minutes.
More images and video will be added to this release as the files become available.
Posted on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:18:25 GMT
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a 3rd Alarm Fire. (5665 NE Glisan)
This morning at 6:44 AM Portland Firefighters were dispatched to an apartment fire at 5665 NE Glisan. On arrival firefighters noted heavy smoke and fire billowing from several windows on the first and second floor. As crews began forcing entry into the first floor one man jumped from a second floor window. The man suffered injuries to his legs. Fire crews rescued a man and a woman from a window using ground ladders, they both suffered from smoke inhalation.
The three injured people were treated and transported to Providence Portland Medical Center. Non of the victims suffered injuries that appear to be life threatening. Approximately 14 adults have been displaced by this fire and they will be receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
This was a difficult fire to fight and firefighters were hindered by several issues. The first was the immediate need to rescue victims. The second difficulty was the fact that when firefighters arrived the fire was already burning on the first and second floors, in the attic and in the basement. Fire crews also had to contend with flames threatening to take power lines down.
Firefighters eventually gained the upper hand and extinguished the fire. Portland Fire Investigators worked though the morning and initial findings indicate that this fire's cause was electrical. Investigators will have to do additional testing to pinpoint the exact cause of the electrical failure.
Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:26:59 GMT
*UPDATED VIDEO LINK/ Short Video and Info from PF&R on Fireworks Safety
***UPDATED VIDEO LINK BELOW***
Every year PF&R see's property damage and injury from the use of both legal and illegal fireworks. The attached short video and info sheet are meant to remind everyone how to identify and safely use LEGAL fireworks. Please watch our video, have fun and be safe!
Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:46:44 GMT
Media Alert: 106th Annual David Campbell Memorial for Fallen Firefighters Today at 10am
PF&R will hold it's 106th annual David Campbell Memorial for Fallen Firefighters today at Portland Firefighters Park on SW 18th and W Burnside. The formal service will begin at 10am and will feature:
-short walking procession led by bag pipes
-placing of colors by PF&R Honor Guard
-placing of the floral wreath by City Commissioner Nick Fish
-comments by Fire Chief Mike Myers
-reading of fallen firefighter names and ringing of the bell by
decorated Firefighter David Rychlick
Where: Portland Firefighters Park SW 18th and W Burnside
When: 10am Today/ June 26, 2017
Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:19:51 GMT