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Multiple displaced after stove fire spreads at SE Portland apartment

By Hailey DunnEmma Jerome,


PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) — An overnight apartment fire in Southeast Portland has left more than a dozen people and four pets without a home Monday morning, officials said.

Investigators said the blaze on Southeast 143rd Avenue and Southeast Division Street started on a stovetop around 3:15 a.m. before spreading from the kitchen to neighboring apartments, damaging four units in total.

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Video of the scene shows flames and smoke billowing from the apartment.

None of the 16 people displaced or responding firefighters were taken to the hospital, Portland Fire & Rescue said. The Red Cross has responded to help those displaced.

A KOIN 6 News crew is at the scene working to learn more.

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