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Fire damages SE Portland residence Sunday

Portland Fire & Rescue prevented a multi-family residential fire in Southeast Portland from spreading to a nearby trailer Sunday.

No one was hurt in the fire, which damaged a residence at 3931 S.E. 134th Ave. Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to assist three adults, two children and six pets displaced by the fire.

According to PF&R, the first arriving crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage. Early reports indicated an occupant may be inside. Firefighters quickly made entry and searched for any occupants while other crews attacked the fire. After the search it was confirmed that everyone made it out of the house safely.

To suppress the fire, crews ventilated the building by cutting holes in the roof. This released heat, smoke, and gasses from the structure to assist crews on the inside fighting the fire. Additional fire crews ensured the fire did not spread to a trailer parked near the house.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause.

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