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Firefighters battle apartment, house blaze

Photo Credit: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - Fire heavily damaged this apartment at 12508 N.E. Glisan on Monday.Portland firefighters responded to an apartment fire and a house fire Monday afternoon.

No one was injured in either incident.

According to Portland Fire & Rescue, at 12:23 p.m. on Aug. 18, firefighters from Station 30 in Gateway were called to an apartment fire at 12508 N.E. Glisan. When the arrived, the firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from a single story apartment.

The home's occupant stated that she was watching TV when she smelled smoke and heard the smoke alarm. She investigated, found the fire, got outside and called 911.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, although the apartment where the fire started suffered significant damage. The Red Cross was called to help provide shelter for the occupants.

Fire investigators were called to the scene to investigate the fire's cause and to estimate damages. Investigators believe it was caused by combustible items that made contact with electrical equipment. The damage estimate is not yet available.

While firefighters were fighting that fire, another one was reported at 6225 S.E. 70th. Crews from Station 11 in Lents arrived to find a single story home with fire in the attic.

The fire was extinguished with a majority of the fire damage confined to the attic. A fire investigator was called to this scene also. The cause and damage information were not immediately determined.