Fire consumes boarded house, spreads in SE Portland

Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A boarded-up house was completely destroyed by a fire that also damaged neighboring homes Sunday morning in Southeast Portland, fire officials said.

Portland Fire & Rescue called the event a “total loss” as the house at 2800 SE Powell Boulevard was already engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

Crews responded to the fire at around 2:30 a.m. The blaze was upgraded to a 2-alarm fire, and flames spread to two neighboring homes, heavily damaging one and scorching the other.

Firefighters were not able to save the boarded-up house, and investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

PF&R said they learned there was a “high volume” of reported houseless activity inside and around the house before it burned down.

There were no injuries reported.

The house at 2800 SE Powell Boulevard before it burned down. (Google Maps)

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