Soccer is hot these days. Normally, though, not hot enough to start a fire....

DAVID F. ASHTON - While a firefighter on the roof looked for hot spots, other crewmembers headed inside the burned building on S.E. Foster Road. Reports reaching Portland Fire & Rescue (PFR) on the evening of July 3, at about 8 p.m., sent 16 fire trucks to "Score It! Soccer" at 7410 S.E. Foster Road.

Lents Fire Station 11's Engine Company arrived first, called for a full "commercial building alarm", and began attacking the fire. One minute later, Woodstock Station 25's crews arrived, followed by several other engine and truck companies.

East Precinct police officers shut down Foster Road as fire-fighting apparatus soon filled the street. Fourteen minutes after the first 9-1-1 call about the fire, the PF&R Battalion Chief and incident commander called for a "second alarm", bringing more rigs and crews to the area.

After entering the doors on the east side of the building, on the 74th Avenue approach, a PF&R official messaged at 8:20 p.m., "Fire crews have made a good knockdown on the fire, and have now recalled the second alarm; all first-alarm companies are remaining on scene and continuing to work."

A PF&R fire investigator arrived a bit later to determine the cause and origin-point the fire in this company that, among other services, provides silk screening, embroidery, and in-house "heat press" to personalize team uniforms.

It took about an hour, in total, for firefighters to make sure all hot spots had been extinguished.

The cause of this fire, and the estimated damages, have yet to be made public by PF&R.

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