VIDEO: Warehouse burns in massive SE Portland fire

  • Source: KOIN-TV CBS 6 Portland
  • Published: 06/10/2019 12:00 AM

It took dozens of firefighters to control a massive warehouse fire in Southeast Portland Friday night. Portland Fire and Rescue said the fire was first reported around 9:30 p.m. and grew to 3 alarms within just 8 minutes. Part of the roof collapsed almost immediately, but firefighters said in hindsight that was helpful in fighting the fire because there aren't many windows. By 11 p.m., it was mostly knocked down but many firefighters remained at the scene pouring water from above. The fire was at a commercial building in the 2700 block of SE Long Street. A sign on the collapsed building says "RJ Templeton," which is a car parts warehouse, according to Google. Officials confirmed the fire was contained to the commercial structure and did not spread to nearby residences, but there is damage to surrounding homes, properties and cars. Investigators will likely need days to figure out what started the fire.


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