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Firefighters responded fast and llimited the damage in this commercial fire on S.E. Harold & Foster

DAVID F. ASHTON - A nighttime commercial fire in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood brought many fire crews to the scene. The triggering of an automatic sprinkler system in the back of a large commercial building at 7916 S.E. Foster Road summoned several trucks of firefighters at 7:49 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.

PF&R Lents Station 11's Engine Company was first to arrive; crew members started pulling water lines, while Woodstock Fire Station 25's Ladder Company, arriving moments later, worked to gain entrance to a door behind the building – in a loading dock area on S.E. Harold Street, between 79th and 80th Avenues.

As it turned out, the fire was a minor one involving the WORKSOURCE Portland Metro, SE Works, and Bridges, employment services.

"It was a small fire, put out mostly by the automatic fire sprinkler system," a firefighter at the scene told THE BEE. A PF&R Investigator arrived – but the cause of the fire, or a damage estimate, has not yet been released.

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