PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) responded to a 3-alarm fire early Saturday morning. After extinguishing the fire, they found a body inside the home.
At 1:58 a.m. on Saturday, PF&R responded to a home located at 2373 SW Madison Street to a home on fire. A neighbor reported that they believed the house to be empty because there were no cars in the driveway.
The three-story home was burning on all three stories, according to a PF&R press release. Fire was blowing out through multiple windows on all sides of the home.
By the time PF&R had arrived at the home it was too damaged to go into in order to fight the fire. Crews began to fight the fire from the outside of the home in an attempt to protect nearby homes.
A contractor on scene who was employed by the homeowners said that no one was home and that the homeowners were out of state on vacation.
The fire was under control by 3:26 a.m. and by 4:30 a.m. it was mostly extinguished.
At around 5:40 a.m. a body was seen through a second-floor window by a crew on a ladder. It is unknown who the deceased person is at this time.
The Multnomah County Medical Examiner and PF&R Investigators are actively investigating the cause of the fire.
This story will be updated as more info becomes available.