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Brentwood-Darlington home damaged in a fire that began external to the house itself

DAVID F. ASHTON - Many fire units responded to this Rural Street house fire, believed to have started in the carport.
A fire that firefighters report began in a covered carport spread into the attic of a home in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood on the afternoon of Monday, October 16. The 3:13 p.m. call to 9-1-1 brought Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) crews to 5304 S.E. Rural Street.

Although family members assured firefighters that all occupants were out of the smoking structure, one crew searched the house to make sure, while others hooked up water lines and began fighting the fire.

Although firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze, smoke continued to billow from an attic vents of the house for some time afterward, while the "overhaul" of the burned materials took place.

Because the fire remains under investigation, the cause and estimated damages have not yet been announced.

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