Firefighters respond to 2 houses on fire in Southwest Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Fire and Rescue responded to two houses on fire in Southwest Portland Saturday. 

Officials said over Twitter that the fires are both 2nd alarm and happening in the area of SW 17th and SW Logan St. and that people should avoid the area if possible. The vicinity is currently shut down. 

Officials said the primary structure involved the carport and the house, while the secondary structure involved mostly the exterior of the home with entrance into the attic. Extension to the secondary home was due to a large volume of fire from the primary.

Two occupants in the primary home got out safely with the assistance of neighbors before the fire crews arrived. Red Cross service was activated. It is unknown whether the home had smoke detectors.

In addition, a spokesperson for Portland Fire and Rescue said there was no one inside the second home, no injuries reported, and the weather was not a factor. Officials warn to always check if your home has working smoke alarms.

This is a developing story. KOIN 6 News will have more information available as it becomes available. 

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