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PF&R Responds To West Burnside Landslide (Photo)
At 7:10am PF&R crews responded to a report that a large landslide had occurred on Burnside just west of Skyline Blvd. When crews arrived they found a large area estimated at 75 by 150ft had separated from a hill above and slid into the roadway. One car was driving eastbound on Burnside when their car was struck by the landslide. The vehicle was partially buried in debris. Three adult male occupants of the vehicle escaped out of the passenger side window. All three were uninjured.

Fire & Rescue crews continued to search for additional vehicles but none were found. Crews are standing by to assist with rescue efforts in the event any other vehicles are found.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation along with the Portland Bureau of Development Services is working with PF&R on a plan to dig away debris and confirm no other cars or victims are trapped beneath.


Further updates will be provided by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:27:23 GMT



Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Residential House Fire in SE (Photo)
At 6:24am Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to a house fire at 2826 SE 87th Ave. When firefighters arrived they found a large amount fire that was burning outside and inside the two and half story house. The operation went to a 2nd alarm because the size of the house and it appeared the fire may extend to a neighboring residence. An individual in the home became aware of the fire and helped get two more people out. Firefighters entered the home to extinguish the fire and make sure everyone was out safely while other crews attacked the fire outside the house. The fire had spread to the upper floors and the roof of the house was deemed unsafe for firefighters to perform ventilation operations.
An adult male that was inside a trailer in the back of the home made it out safely and was evaluated for smoke inhalation and treated by firefighters. The adult male stated "I woke up to a large orange glow and knew I needed to get out." PF&R investigators determined the fire started in a lower level laundry room and was accidental in nature. The initial damage estimate to the home was $100,000.
Posted on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:59:25 GMT



Media Release Only: Portland Fire & Rescue Conducts Disaster Drill
Portland Fire & Rescue is conducting a disaster drill from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm today and utilizing county wide radio frequencies. There will be radio traffic that sounds realistic as part of the exercise. Please take that into consideration when you are requesting further information. Please monitor our Twitter account, @pdxfire, for notification of real world incidents.
Posted on Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:59:32 GMT



Media Release Only: Portland Fire & Rescue Conducts Disaster Drill
Portland Fire & Rescue is conducting a disaster drill from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm today and utilizing county wide radio frequencies. There will be radio traffic that sounds realistic as part of the exercise. Please take that into consideration when you are requesting further information. Please monitor our Twitter account, @pdxfire, for notification of real world incidents.
Posted on Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:01:02 GMT



Late Night House Fire on NE Marine Dr. Goes to 2nd Alarm (Photo)
At 11:26pm PF&R crews responded to a house fire at NE 33rd and Marine Dr. When firefighters arrived they found a fast moving fire that quickly escalated. The operation went to a 2nd alarm when it appeared that heavy fire venting through the roof threatened firefighters operating on the roof and 2nd story of the home. All firefighters were instructed to evacuate the building and conduct a "roll call" or "par" to make sure everyone was accounted for. All firefighters made it out safely and worked on the house fire from defensive positions before eventually re-entering the building. The fire was put out just after 12:20am and fire investigators are at the scene to determine the cause. One adult male was home when the fire broke out. He made it out safely and was evaluated for smoke inhalation. He was not transported to the hospital and no other residents were in the home.
Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:58:56 GMT



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 21:14:31 GMT



 

 
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