Firefighters Battled the Blaze at a Southwest Portland Office Building

On Wednesday, May 31,Β morning, a commercial building in Southwest Portland was destroyed by “heavy fire” that spread throughout the entire structure.

A two-story office building south of Taylors’ Ferry Road on Southwest Barbur Boulevard was reported to have flames shooting through the roof at around 3:30 a.m., according to a tweet from Portland Fire & Rescue.

Authorities reported that the distance to the nearest fire hydrant and the presence of overhead powerlines were hindering the progress of the responding crews. Crews said they had to run hoses from a hydrant to the truck and back out again to provide enough pressure to put the fire in the structure.

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Officials said that most of the fire had been out by 4:00 a.m., but personnel were still working to remove the remaining flames.

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Fire officials reported that most of the roof had been burned away but that the situation had been transferred to a fire watch with only one crew remaining to guarantee the fire was extinguished. Investigators have arrived on the scene. However,Β the origin of the fire is presently unknown.

Anya K.

Anya is a passionate news writer who has been covering local and national stories for for the past five years. With a sharp eye for detail and a dedication to accuracy, Anya brings a fresh perspective to each article she writes, whether it's a breaking news story or an in-depth feature.Anya's love of journalism began at a young age, when she would devour newspapers and magazines, fascinated by the power of words to inform and inspire. She went on to study journalism in college, where she honed her skills as a writer and reporter, and discovered a talent for investigative journalism.

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