Portland Fire & Rescue
Emergency Messages as of 3:46 am, Sun. May. 22
No information currently posted.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Portland Fire & Rescue.
Primary email address for a new account:

And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Portland Fire & Rescue by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Portland Fire & Rescue to your Twitter account or create one.


Hide this Message

Manage my existing Subscription

News Release
Portland and Gresham respond to a fire at 157th Ave and E Burnside (Photo) - 01/24/22

At 3:18 pm today, Crews from Gresham and Portland Fire Responded to a reported fire at a Duplex just north of E Burnside at 157th Ave. This fire was called in by the neighbor of the duplex that saw flames from the back of the home.  Crews arrived and had heavy smoke from the eaves and the back of the structure. They were able to do a quick knockdown of the fire and search both apartments.  The fire did extend into the roof structure and crews were met with difficulty when the power supply continued to arc at the back of the structure.  The Power company was called and had to shut power off to a city block to allow crews to completely extinguish the fire.  The Arson investigator was called to help determine the cause.  No injuries were reported and the cause is still under investigation.

Public Safety Reminder… During this cold time of year, Portlander residents are reminded to keep space heaters away from combustibles and never leave candles unattended. 


View more news releases from Portland Fire & Rescue.