Commercial building considered ‘complete loss’ after 2-alarm fire in SE Portland

A commercial building in southeast Portland was destroyed after it caught fire early Thursday morning.
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 6:41 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A commercial building in southeast Portland was destroyed after it caught fire early Thursday morning.

At about 4:12 a.m., Portland Fire & Rescue and Clackamas Fire crews responded to at Eagle Trailers, located in the 7800 block of Southeast Luther Road. Crews arrived to the scene and found flames showing through the roof of a metal structure. The building is located between the Springwater Trail and Johnson Creek Boulevard with a long driveway that is accessed from Luther Road.

PF&R said the fire was pretty involved in the metal-clad structure when crews entered the building. Due to the volume of fire and potential for spread, a two-alarm was called to bring in additional resources.

An employee of the business said there were many flammable objects that are stored in the building, including propane tanks, welder’s gas, paint, and tires.

The commercial building is considered a complete loss, but no surrounding structures were impacted, according to PF&R.

PF&R said it was determined the origin of the fire was a dumpster on the outside of the building. The cause remains under investigation, but PF&R said they do not suspect arson.