A two-alarm fire broke out at an old firehouse in Portland's Old Town Chinatown neighborhood early Friday.
Fire crews were called to the firehouse, 510 N.W. Third Avenue, around 4:35 a.m. and found fire coming from ground floor windows on the back side of the building, according to Portland Fire & Rescue. The fire had also spread through the building's second floor, crews learned.
Authorities got reports of homeless people running out of the building and that someone shouted for help, a fire bureau spokeswoman said. Firefighters didn't find anyone in the building.
The station was built in 1913 and is owned by the city, records show. The fire bureau said the station was deemed unsafe, meaning "it would pose an extraordinary threat" to firefighters during a blaze, in 2010.