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Portland Fire & Rescue Battles a 5-Alarm Blaze on Hayden IslandSalem-News.com
The fire was declared under control at 7:02 AM.
(PORTLAND, OR) - At 2:53 this morning, Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a commercial fire at 1401 N Hayden Island Drive.
Engine 17 (Hayden Island) arrived to find that heavy fire had already vented through the roof.
The fire grew to 5 alarms by 4:23 AM.
This building has been vacant and secure for a number of years, but has been used for storage, which created a heavy fire load.
The main complex includes 5 additional structures, all connected by corridors.
Because of the size of the structure, heavy fire load, and vacant and secure status of the property, crews immediately began their fire attack using large volumes of water delivered through master streams.
Master streams are the large diameter nozzles carried on top of the fire engines or on top of the ladders.
They are capable of putting out a tremendous volume of water.
In addition to the land response, fire boats attacked the fire from the river.
The fire response included:
Source: Portland Fire & Rescue
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