Crews extinguish 2-alarm house fire in SW Portland

  • Source: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
  • Published: 05/22/2020 09:29 AM

A home went up in flames early Thursday morning, but fortunately everyone inside was able to get out safely. Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded around 1:20 a.m. to the 900 block Southwest Rivington Road to a reported house fire. At the scene, crews determined they needed more help and the fire was upgraded to a second alarm, which doubles the number of engines and ladder trucks dispatched. About 70 firefighters responded to the combat the blaze. The fire was upgraded due to the proximity of homes in the area and other factors, according to PF&R. Firefighters were not able to go inside the home due to the size of the fire, but they extinguished the fire from the outside before it spread any more. PF&R said that the two adults inside the home got out safely and called 911 from a neighbor's house. No injuries were reported. Firefighters said that while the home had smoke alarms, none of them went off early on because the fire started from a source outside the home.


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