Fire destroys unfinished N Portland apartments

Large fire burned near North Minnesota and North Killingsworth

The fire in N. Portland, August 17 2016. (KOIN/PDX Fire)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 3-story apartment building under construction was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday morning.

Flames were visible from the fire on North Minnesota and North Killingsworth from I-5 and surrounding area at the height of the fire around 4:30 a.m.

Firefighters evacuated some nearby homes but no injuries were reported. Three homes were damaged by heat from the fire and three other homes were damaged by floating embers.

The fire was under control by 5 a.m. Investigators are asking witnesses to call 503-823-INFO with any information.

Traffic in the area is impacted.


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