Crews battle 2-alarm apartment fire in Portland

Officials don't have a cause for the fire yet

Fire broke out in an apartment on Scholls Ferry Road in Portland, July 7, 2017 (Courtesy: William Santiago)
Fire broke out in an apartment on Scholls Ferry Road in Portland, July 7, 2017 (Courtesy: William Santiago)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Portland Fire responded to a 2nd-alarm fire Friday afternoon at the Scholls Apartments.

Fire broke out in an apartment on Scholls Ferry Road in Portland, July 7, 2017 (TVF&R)
Fire broke out in an apartment on Scholls Ferry Road in Portland, July 7, 2017 (TVF&R)

Firefighters arrived within minutes and battled the apartment fire, located in the 5100 block of Scholls Ferry Road. Callers reported seeing flame and smoke from an upstairs apartment unit and could hear windows breaking.

Crews fought the fire for over 40 minutes before the incident was declared under control.

Multiple apartment units were involved in the blaze, however, firefighters managed to contain the fire to one apartment, which sustained heavy fire damage. The 5 other units sustained moderate smoke and water damage.

Roads were closed while crews extinguished the fire, but have since reopened. Authorities urges the public to use caution while traveling through the area.

All occupants made it out of the apartment complex safely. No injuries were reported.

Residents of the heavily damaged unit were not home when the fire started and said they’re grateful neighbors called 911.

The Red Cross is helping 9 residents who have been displaced by the fire.

Officials don’t have a cause for the fire yet.