PORTLAND Investigators are trying to figure out if drug use played a role in a fire that broke out at a boarded up house Wednesday evening.

Firefighters responded at 5:45 pm to a fire in the 9900 block of East Burnside Street. When crews arrived the flames were rising up through the roof of the home. The house was filled with clutter and firefighters were warned to use extreme caution.

Some officers had told them to at least be careful inside that home because there may have been some kind of drug use there. said L. Rich Chatman of Portland Fire & Rescue.

Investigators will have to remove the clutter before they can find out what caused the fire.

Photos from the fire

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