String of Fires in North Portland

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 3, 2014
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Portland, Ore. — Portland Fire & Rescue crews stayed busy early this morning fighting several suspicious fires in North Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood. A total of six fires were set damaging two homes and a few vehicles. The vandalism spree stretched from the area of North Hodge Avenue and Houghton Street to North Portsmouth Avenue and Lombard Street. A homeowner caught the vandal …

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Fire At Beaverton Middle School

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 15, 2014
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BEAVERTON, Ore — Fire heavily damaged a portable classroom behind Highland Park Middle School on Tuesday morning.

The fire did not spread to the main building.  Crews with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue had to work around a number of downed power lines.

Investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.  Classes went on as scheduled.


Deadly Eugene House Fire Considered Suspicious

Posted by Associated Press on March 19, 2014
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EUGENE, Ore. — Authorities say a body has been found at a house fire that a police spokeswoman calls “suspicious.”

The fire was in the city’s Fairmount neighborhood and was reported after midnight.

The police said Wednesday morning the body was found as firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin told the Register-Guard that police regard the fire as suspicious but she …

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Shed Fire Destroys Families Belongings

Posted by Christina Kemp on March 4, 2014
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A families shed went up in flames this evening in Northeast Portland. Firefighters arrived to find the large medal shelf fully engulfed on Southeast 111th and Inslee.  Battalion Chief Chris Babcock with Portland Fire talked with the owners.

“One of the owners relatives had just moved their furniture and possessions in while they were transferring from one house to another.”

Investigators are …

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Fire Tears Through SE Portland Auto Parts Store

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014
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PORTLAND — A late Monday night fire sent residents living above Mike’s Auto Parts at Southeast 52nd and Woodstock running for safety when it went up in flames, causing significant damage.

“Crews were having some difficulty because of the size of that building with just one primary entrance in the front,” said Lieutenant Rich Chatman.

The fire appears to have started way in …

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