‘Suspicious’ 3-alarm blaze displaces 22 people in NE Portland – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-01-12 20:53:05 –

Authorities say they have identified a person of interest

Still images taken from the video show a flame in an apartment complex in northeastern Portland on January 12, 2020, before the first responders arrived. (Provided by Portland Fire & Rescue)

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —Twenty-two people, including nine children, were expelled from the apartment on Tuesday night after firefighters considered it a “suspicious” three-warning flame in northeastern Portland.

The fire broke out in the Villa De Clara Vista apartment complex in block 5300 of NE Cully Boulevard. Bystanders watched the flames pop out into the air and quickly spread to nearby units.

Construction workers reportedly rescued a 60-year-old woman from an apartment on the second floor, while other residents climbed through windows and fled.

Portland firefighters at the scene of a three-alarm fire in an apartment building on January 12, 2020. (KOIN)

According to Portland Fire & Rescue, some units were already on fire when the firefighters arrived. The crew immediately went to work to knock down the flames.

Authorities identified one person of interest and said the fire was suspicious.

No injuries have been reported at this time. According to firefighters, the fire destroyed at least eight apartments and evacuated 22 people. Property managers said they were looking for other units for fire victims.

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