Fire damages NE Portland apartment complex, no injuries reported

(KPTV/Tyler Dumont)

Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to an apartment fire early Monday morning.

Firefighters were called out to the fire, located in the 1400 block of Northeast 108th Avenue, just before 5:30 a.m.

PF&R said the fire started on the exterior of the building and quickly spread to the exterior wall of the building. Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire and were able to put it out quickly.

All affected units were cleared and no injuries were reported.

FOX 12 spoke to a woman who was driving by at the time of the fire and didn't hesitate to help.

"I broke out the front window of the front door and started pounding on doors and going in, getting people out. Then just going back in and getting people out," said Kelly Walrath.

Just learned there was a big family inside this burning apartment building - 9 men, 7 women, 2 kids - Kelly Walrath was driving by and helped them all escape safely. pic.twitter.com/KXanxu1mGO— Tyler Dumont FOX 12 (@TylerDumontNews) May 28, 2018

An investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire.

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