NE Portland house fire sends large column of black smoke into th - KPTV - FOX 12

NE Portland house fire sends large column of black smoke into the sky

Posted: Updated:
Viewer photo: Ben Tertin Viewer photo: Ben Tertin
Viewer photo: Ben Tertin Viewer photo: Ben Tertin
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A northeast Portland house fire sent a large column of dark smoke into the sky Tuesday afternoon.

Crews from Portland and Gresham responded to the scene near Northeast 156th and Couch Street at around 4:30 p.m.

Firefighters said there was heavy fire involvement coming from the home, as well as a “header” – a large, highly visible column of dark smoke – that could be seen for more than 10 blocks.

Two hoselines were pulled to initiate an aggressive fire attack.

A person in the home said everyone got out safely, except for possibly a dog. During a search, a cat was rescued from the home, but there was no word on the dog.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Copyright 2017 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.