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No one is injured but two nearby houses are also damaged in the early Sunday blaze.

COURTESY PHOTO: PF&R - Firefighters battling the early Sunday blaze in Southeast Portland.A boarded-up house was completely destroyed by a fire that also damaged neighboring homes Sunday morning, Oct. 24, in Southeast Portland.

No injuries were reported.

Portland Fire & Rescue called the house at 2800 S.E. Powell a "total loss." It was already engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

The blaze was quickly upgraded to a 2-alarm fire as flames spread to two neighboring homes, heavily damaging one and scorching the other.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but PF&R said they learned there was a "high volume" of reported houseless activity inside and around the house before it burned down.

KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune.


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