Someone was fixing up this house -- and now it's burned; firefighters contained the damage

DAVID F. ASHTON - From inside the burning house, firefighters shoot water into the ceiling and attic, and it sprays out the roof. When flames were seen on a house under renovation in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, 9-1-1 calls brought fire crews to 8328 S.E. 64th Avenue at Harney Street, at 2:14 p.m. on Friday afternoon, July 27.

The first crew in, on the Woodstock Fire Station's Engine 25, reported back to dispatch seeing heavy smoke and fire as they approached. These firefighters were soon aided by crews on five additional rigs that rushed to the scene.

"This was reported as a vacant structure, and a search revealed no one was inside," said a PF&R official.

It took only about ten minutes for the firefighters to knock down the conflagration; but glowing embers kept firefighters busy putting out hotspots, and clearly the structure had been substantially damaged.

The cost of that damage is not yet available, and the fire is still under investigation.

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