2-alarm blaze rips through SE Portland home

Multnomah County

Trailer fire on SE Taggart has spread to a home and garage

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Firefighters mopped up a fire at a home in Southeast Portland that spread to nearby buildings and power lines.

The fire erupted at a home on SE Taggart Street off SE 154th, officials said. Crews from both PF&R and Gresham Fire both arrived and had to work around hazards such as holes in the floor and the fire’s proximity to nearby buildings.

Flames ripped through the roof of the house as nearly a dozen fire engines lined the streets of what became a 2-alarm blaze. Residents made it out safely thanks to a neighbor who was able to let the families know.

“Well, I looked out my bathroom window and I saw a small fire and some black smoke and ran over,” neighbor Beth Johnson told KOIN 6 News. “There was a small fire under the camper … by the time we got out the camper was just engulfed.”

Once crews arrived, the flames were shooting through the structure and other houses were nearby. They were able to get the fire under control without damage to the other houses.

No one was hurt.

Firefighters on the scene of SE Taggart fire on July 23, 2019.

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