Cooking fires damage house, apartment
- Portland Tribune - News
Three people were injured in two separate cooking-related fires early Saturday morning on opposite sides of the city.
Portland Fire and Rescue reported that a 32-year-old firefighter injured his shoulder in a Southeast Portland fire. A 37-year-old woman was being treated for second-degree burns as she tried to put out that fire in her home.
Firefighters were called at about 1:40 a.m. to a house in the 12500 block of Southeast Ellis Street where heavy smoke was pouring out of the front door and windows. Firefighters said the fire started on a stove in the home, traveled up the kitchen wall into the upper story and attic.
A Portland firefighter injured his shoulder pulling fire hose to the house. A woman at the house was treated at Portland Adventist Medical Center for burns. Her name and condition were not released.
The fire was brought under control at about 2:10 a.m. Investigators estimated that it caused $20,000 damage to the home.
A second fire broke out at 2:10 a.m. at the Cambridge Apartments, 1963 W. Burnside St., where a wok filled with oil ignited on a stove and caused a fire in the kitchen. The building's sprinklers came on, causing water damage to the apartment and the Matador Restaurant/Bar below.
The fire was brought under control at about 2:39 a.m. Investigators estimated that it caused $10,000 to the building.
Paramedics treated the apartment's tenant, a woman in her 20s, for unspecified injuries. She was not taken to a hospital.