Electrical problem likely cause of funeral home fire
Smoke and fire coming from the roof of the Mt. Scott Funeral Home, at 4205 S.E. 59th Avenue, facing Foster Road in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood, brought out crews from Portland Fire & Rescue at 4:20 p.m. on Friday afternoon, August 3.
On the ground Woodstock Fire Station 25's Engine company readied water supply lines and began to attack the fire; Station 25's Truck company clambered up onto the roof of the two-story building to remove roof vents along the entire east side of the building.
Working above and below the roof, firefighters quickly quenched the blaze.
"While not yet an official finding, we believe there was an electrical fire in the attic, above the second floor of the structure," a PF&R Battalion Chief told THE BEE.