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Plumbing work starts home fire

A homeowner "sweating" plumbing pipes with heat and solder started his Southwest Portland residence on fire Tuesday evening.

Portland Fire & Rescue was called to a house at 1500 S.W. Harrison at 7:18 p.m. on Aug. 27. When they arrived, firefighters found fire in the attic of the residence. The occupant was already outside of the home and was safe.

Firefighters extinguished the fire. A Fire Investigator determined the homeowner was responsible. No cost estimate was immediately available.