SE Portland fire started outside, spread to house

Firefighters were sent to the home at 5200 SE 18th Avenue

A fire on SE 18th Avenue started outside and spread to a house, September 12,. 2016. (PF&R)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Southeast Portland home caught fire Monday afternoon, officials said.

Reports of the fire at 5200 SE 18th Avenue came in around 5:40 p.m. The home is reportedly boarded up, but neighbors say a transient was staying inside.

The flames reportedly started outside and extended to the house, according to Portland Fire & Rescue.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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