OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) – Investigators were unable to determine what caused a house fire that displaced a family of five earlier this week.
Clackamas County Fire District No. 1 reported Thursday that due to the extent of the damage, investigators were unable to determine an exact cause and ruled it unintentional. There was also no indication regarding where the fire may have started.
The fire broke out before 3 a.m. Tuesday at 704 3rd Ave. Crews arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. It took firefighters 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. They were able to keep the blaze from spreading a detached garage. However, the home was declared a complete loss.
The family of two adults and three children had just moved into the home four days prior to the fire. The Red Cross is assisting them with food and supplies.
From Newberg to Gresham to Camas to Southwest Portland, schools were shut down by the middle of Monday with cold weather building ailments.
Kelsey McCune made his first court appearance Monday afternoon on charges he kidnapped and raped an Oregon City teenager, the daughter of one of his friends.
PGE crews are still working to repair a failed underground cable that caused a fire and power outage on Sunday, leaving a large portion of downtown Portland -- including City Hall -- in the dark.
District officials said the school would only close early if classrooms got too chilly.