North Portland warehouse fire started underneath structure, but involved contents such as vehicles, a boat, carpet padding and other synthetic materials.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded about 10:00 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017 to a warehouse fire at 1300 North River Street. No injuries were reported. The building was a total loss and fire was still burning under floor after more than 12 hours of firefighting operations. Two fireboats were also dispatched to fight the fire.
The property had a reputation for numerous violations, an unpermitted marijuana growing facility, squatters and rave parties.
Multiple video scenes of Portland warehouse fire at 1300 North River Street — includes fireboats and firenado at 2:17 (elapsed time).
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KOIN 6: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working to get rid of the asbestos-containing debris. It may have spread as far as 2 miles on each side of the Willamette River.
Multiple fire video scenes with information from Portland Fire Bureau PIO Lt. Tommy Schroeder.