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As the days grow cooler, fires can break out in houses near fireplaces...and near electrical wires

A house fire at 6231 S.E. Flavel Street brought Portland Fire & Rescue crews to the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood at 5:03 p.m. on Friday afternoon, October 20.

DAVID F. ASHTON - After putting out the small electrical fire in this house, some firefighters departed while others headed back inside to make sure all embers had been extinguished.
The crew of PF&R Lents Station 11 arrived first, followed a minute later by Westmoreland Station 20's crew.

Although firefighters hooked up a water supply line to Engine 11, it took very little spraying to put out the fire.

"It's mostly smoke," a firefighter said in passing, as the crew stowed their equipment.

An Investigator wasn't dispatched to the scene; the fire crews determined the small blaze to have been "electrical in nature".

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