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Fire At Transient Camp Leads To Portland Power Outage


Portland Fire and Rescue says a fire at a transient camp led to a series of problems.

The fire Thursday near Interstate 205 and the airport caused a guy wire to snap and a utility pole to fall, bringing down high-voltage lines. The power lines fell on several cars and hung low over railroad tracks, blocking trains. Fluid leaked from an electrical transformer.

A hazmat team cleaned up the spill while a PP&L crew restored power.

There were no injuries. No one was found at the transient camp when firefighters arrived.

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