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Crews respond to blaze at old motel in NE Portland

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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a structure fire at a motel in Northeast Portland Friday.

Crews received a report of heavy smoke coming from a two-story building in the 100 block of Northeast San Rafael Street around 8:30 a.m.

Firefighters said everyone in the building was able to get out safely.

Fire investigators responded to the scene.

PF&R said the cause of the fire was due to improper use of a heating device and it was accidental.

According to PF&R, there were no working smoke detectors in the unit where the fire started, the occupant had disabled them.

Total damage of the fire is $80,000.

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