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5-Alarm Fire Destroys Apartment Building In NE Portland

OPB | Aug. 8, 2013 10:59 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 8, 2013 12:04 p.m. | Portland

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A Northeast Portland apartment building burned to the ground early this Thursday, drawing fire crews from five stations. The first alarms sounded shortly after 4 a.m.

Fire destroyed a building still under construction in Northeast Portland early Thursday morning.

At 9 o’clock this morning crane-operated water cannons were still putting out remaining hotspots.

The building at Northeast Martin Luther King and Monroe was still under construction and was unoccupied. Authorities have reported no injuries. But the fire forced people out of homes nearby.

According to the city’s online permit database, the sprinkler system at the building was still under inspection.

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