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The cause of this blaze has not yet been publicly announced, nor have the damages

COURTESY OF PF&R - A PF&R Rapid Intervention Team stood by to rescue firefighters, if needed, as they battled a house fire on S.E. Rhone Street in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. When fire broke out at a house in the Foster-Powell neighborhood on Monday, June 11, Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded fast to S.E. 71st Avenue at Rhone Street, a block south of Powell Boulevard.

At 1:25 p.m. that afternoon, first-arriving firefighters reported to dispatchers seeing heavy smoke and fire from the front room of the house.

While some crew members searched the structure for potential victims, other firefighters laid in water lines, and began fighting the blaze.

Twenty minutes later a PF&R spokesperson reported, "Fire crews have managed to make a quick attack on this fire and stopped it. They are now working to mop up hotspots and await the investigator."

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and has not been announced; and no damage estimates have been released by PF&R.

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