Barbecue to blame in 2-alarm blaze at SW Portland home, $1M in damage

Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) —  A barbecue is believed to be part of the reason a massive 2-alarm blaze erupted at a Southwest Portland home early Thursday morning, causing $1 million in damage.

The blaze broke out overnight on Southwest Rivington Drive around 1 a.m. It was upgraded to a second alarm in order to bring in more fire engines and ladder trucks, according to Portland Fire and Rescue.

Courtesy: Portland Fire and Rescue

The two residents inside the house were able to make it out just in time, according to PFR. Investigators believe a barbecue that was left on had a part in starting the fire.

PFR said investigators believe the fire caused up to $1 million in damage.

KOIN 6 News is working to learn more.

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