Crews knock down fire in vacant ‘unsafe’ building

Firefighters said the building is unsafe

Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at NW 3rd and Glisan on Nov. 23, 2017. (KOIN)
Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at NW 3rd and Glisan on Nov. 23, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Fire crews knocked down a fire in a vacant building on NW 3rd and NW Glisan Thursday night.

The fire started at 510 NW 3rd Avenue, a former fire station, where a firefighter on the scene said they see a lot of squatting. Officials said the building is categorized as unsafe and previously had a 2-alarm fire on Aug. 11.

Crews swept the building and found no one inside. The incident commander withdrew firefighters and ordered an exterior offensive attack due to safety concerns.

TriMet and traffic were affected by the fire response.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.