10 people treated at hospital after apartment fire in Portland’s West Slope

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Multiple families are out of their home after an apartment fire in Southwest Portland.

The fire started on Southwest Cashmur Lane in West Slope Monday afternoon. Firefighters said in total, 10 people were treated at the hospital.

The Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the apartment just after 2 p.m. following multiple 911 calls reporting gray smoke that could be seen coming from the roof of the building. Some reported people were still trapped in the building.

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Firefighters arriving on scene could see a “large column of black smoke,” TVF&R said in a release. Whips of flames and clouds of black smoke were seen coming through the roof. Despite the initial report of people stuck in the structure, a search revealed no people or pets found inside the building.

By 3:20 p.m., with the assistance of Portland Fire and Rescue joining the effort, the flames were extinguished.

Crews are continuing to investigate the fire.

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