Timeline: Five-alarm fire

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Posted on August 8, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 10:38 AM

5-story wood framed apartment building

4:14 - call comes in

4:14 - witness report all five stories engulfed

4:16 - Second alarm (based on glow, smoke)

4:17 - Engine 13 first arrive

4:19 - Engine 13 reports house to the west has flames showing

4:21 - Third Alarm

4:21 - ask water bureau to increase pressure

4:26 - collapse warning

4:28 - Chief 2 asked for emergency tones - impending collapse

4:28 - fourth alarm

4:29 - collapse on MLk side

4:30 - two other sides collapse

4:30 - all engines on scene do PAR to check on all firefighters whereabouts

4:45 - fifth alarm

5:05 - Fire Chief arrives on scene

5:07 - ODOT posts warning to warn drivers

5:08 - Report that the house behind structure could not be saved

5:21 - Red Cross & TriMet assistance requested

6:03 - NW Natural cuts service to homes in the area

6:07 - Pacific Power cuts service to an 8-block radius

6:15 - ATF agents arrive on scene

6:32 - Recall on fire placed; no more crews needed on scene.

8:19 - shift change: B-shift arrives to relive A-shift

9:36 - BOEC discontinues monitoring

Over a million gallons of water used

Needed to coordinate with water bureau

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