Clinton Street house inferno inflicts $150,000 in damage
A two-alarm fire raged in Southeast Portland on early Monday, ravaging a residential home and inflicting an estimated $150,000 in damages.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at 2015 S.E. Clinton St. around 1:42 a.m. on Monday, March 4, according to a news release.
Crews arrived to find "heavy fire" in the attached garage, leading them to believe the burn started inside the home. The fire was under control and crews completed a search of the house within five minutes of arrival, officials say.
No one was inside the house, and no injuries were reported during the incident. Two people living at the house are now without a home, but were able to flee safely due to properly working smoke detectors.
The incident commander sent out a second alarm at 2:03 a.m. due to fears that flames would reach the attic, drawing another 11 trucks and 31 firefighters to the scene. In the end, the fire did not reach the attic and the extra crews returned to their stations.
Fire officials say the fire was contained to the garage and laundry room.
"Due to collapse risk in the involved garage hindering investigation of this fire, the cause is undetermined at this time," according to a news release.
The Red Cross found temporary housing for the two displaced residents.
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