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PF&R's Arson Investigation Unit Identifies and Arrests Suspects in Cleveland High School Vandalism/Arson Incident
On the morning of February 23rd, two men broke into Cleveland High School at approximately 6:30 am. The duo vandalized the school and lit several fires in the school. There were four staff members in the school when this happened, making the event even more dangerous.

Portland Fire & Rescue's Arson Investigation Unit were able to identify the suspects as two former students Devyn Julkowski and John Schrengohst, both 20 years old. Julkowski and Schrengohst were taken into custody and charged with Measure 11 Arson 1 and Burglary 2.
Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:14:31 GMT

PF&R responds to Commercial Fire in NE
At approximately 2334 hrs last night, fire crews were dispatched to a report of a fire at a restaurant on 525 NE 24th Avenue. The first arriving company reported smoke coming out of the structure.

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire before it extended to adjacent structures. No injuries were reported with this fire.

The Fire Investigator reports that the cause of the fire was electrical.

Additional updates will be sent via FlashAlert.
Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:22:57 GMT

PF&R responds to 2-Alarm Apartment Fire near Reed College (Photo)
At approximately 0515 hrs this morning, fire crews were dispatched to report of an apartment on fire at SE 30th and Steele Street. The first arriving engine company reported heavy flames from the back side of at least one, and possibly two, upstairs apartment units.

A second alarm assignment was requested very shortly after arrival due to the high volume of fire involvement and probability of occupants inside sleeping at this time of the morning. Early reports indicated there were three occupants in the apartment on fire.

Fire crews made a rapid, initial attack on the fire with a simultaneously coordinated search and rescue operation. The search crews were able to remove one fire victim from the unit. The patient is currently in critical condition.

The other two occupants were able to escape the fire on their own by jumping from a second story window. One of these individuals has been released from the hospital. The other patient is still under observation at the hospital. A secondary search verified the apartment was clear of occupants.

The cause of this fire is still under investigation. A total of five units were damaged in the fire. One unit is a complete loss, the second has approximately 15% damage. The remaining three have damages that have not been estimated yet.

Red Cross responded to assist occupants who were displaced by the fire.

Additional updates will be sent via FlashAlert.
Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:33:52 GMT

UPDATE: PF&R releases helmet-cam video from February 3rd House Fire, NE South Shore Rd
UPDATE: An error was made in releasing the link to this video. It was intended to for internal training purposes.
We apologize for any confusion.

Media is asked to NOT use the footage if it was downloaded.


PF&R is releasing helmet cam video from a residential fire yesterday, February 3, at 0207 hrs, at 736 NE South Shore Rd.

We are relieved to report that no injuries occurred as a result of this fire. All occupants were able to evacuate the home before conditions became untenable. All responders proceeded cautiously yet quickly due to very icy road conditions.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Damage estimates have not been determined yet.
Posted on Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:08:07 GMT

Portland Fire & Rescue responds to an early-morning house fire
At 1:28 AM, PF&R was dispatched to 7435 SE Henderson for a house fire. Upon arrival, fire crews saw heavy fire coming from the side of the home. Fire personnel were at the scene for over an hour, extinguishing the fire and making sure all embers were out. All of the occupants had evacuated safely and no injuries were reported as a result of this fire.

Three residents were displaced by this fire. The loss is estimated at $190,000. The fire investigator determined the cause of the blaze to be an improperly discarded cigarette.
Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:43:53 GMT


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