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.
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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