Investigators looking for clues to church fire
Fire investigators are asking the public to help discover the cause of the fire that broke out at a church in downtown Sunday night, drawing a heavy response from Portland Fire & Rescue.
Anyone with clues, pictures or videos of the late night blaze are asked to call the PF&R anonymous tip line at 503-823-INFO (4636).
Firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire at Southwest 10th Avenue and Clay Street shortly after 9 p.m. on Sept. 27. Crews were able to knock down the fire within 30 minutes of arriving at the building.
"Our crews went into a defensive operation because the fire was moving very fast and starting to spread pretty quickly, but in doing so, they were able to get a good stop on it and transition to an offensive attack and fully extinguish the fire," PF&R spokesman Tremaine Clayton said at the scene.
The building was vacant and posted "For Lease" at the time of the fire. A search of the building found no victims and no injuries were reported.
As of 11 p.m., crews were still assessing the damage from the fire. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
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