Massive fire destroys former Elks Lodge in NE Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A massive two-alarm fire destroyed a former Elks Lodge in northeast Portland early Thursday morning.
The fire started at about 2 a.m. at a building on Northeast 100th Avenue, near Northeast Irving Street. PF&R said crews are very familiar with this building as there have been multiple fires at the building over the past few years.
Crews arrived on scene and found an active fire showing. PF&R said since they know the inside of the building is dangerous due to holes in the floor, crews attacked to the fire from outside.
Much of the fire had been extinguished by 4 a.m., according to PF&R. Crews are going to let the fire burn itself out and monitor any hot spots.
No injuries have been reported. There were reports of people fleeing the building as crews responded, but PF&R said no one was located on scene.
PF&R said the building was scheduled to be torn down this month.
“This was going to be demolished by machinery, now it looks like it’s being demolished by fire,” said Rick Graves, PF&R Public Information Officer.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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