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Weekend fires damage house, apartment complex

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE/DICK HARRIS - Fire damaged one of six units in this Southeast Portland apaprtment complex early Sunday.Portland Fire & Rescue responded to two residential fires over the weekend.

No one was injured in either blaze.Crews responded to the first at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 5148 N.E. 49th Ave. Although the initial call said a car was on fire, when firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the front side of the house. Fire crews worked quickly to ensure everyone was out of the building.

Firefighters determined that the fire had spread into the attic, and crews on the roof and inside the residence worked together to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The second fire was reported at 1:25 a.m. Sunday. Crews respond to an apartment fire at 12414 S.E. Ivon Ct. and found heavy fire coming from a second story apartment. Firefighters worked quickly to evacuate the apartment complex and extinguish the fire.

The apartment complex has six units and the fire was contained to just one. It started in the kitchen and was cooking related. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the occupant that was displaced.