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Two-alarm fire damages Milwaukie apartment complex

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MILWAUKIE, OR (KPTV) -

A two-alarm fire damaged a Milwaukie apartment complex Friday morning, but quick work from firefighters stopped it from spreading.

A large smoke plume from the fire at 3552 SE Westview Ave. was visible from miles away when it first broke out around 8:15 a.m.

Fire crews found heavy fire involvement from a second-floor apartment when they arrived, with smoke pushing out from the eves.

A second alarm was called, and crews quickly went to work extinguishing the blaze, searching the building and confirming everyone was out.

Within 21 minutes, firefighters had the fire under control.

Investigators are now searching for clues as to what caused the fire, which was the second in a four-month span at the complex. Back in August, 12 people were displaced in a fire that caused more than $400,000 in damage.

Fire officials said two families of five were displaced. TriMet and the Red Cross responded to help them.

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