Portland Firefighters Respond to Motel Fire

Portland, Oregon — Firefighters were dispatched to the Unicorn Motel located in the 3000 block of SE 82nd on Saturday, May 2, 2020, around 1755 hours PDT.

First due units reported heavy black smoke coming from the second floor fire unit (room 205) of the three-story wood frame structure.

Residents at the motel were evacuated from the third floor, while others on the second floor were tasked with shelter-in-place activities.

The fire originated in room number 205 from an unknown cause. A fire investigator was requested by Command.

Ventialation was quickly provided and smoke began to immediately clear out.

No injuries to firefighters or residents were reported.

Units began going back into service after it was reported all three floors were clear of smoke.

Most units cleared within 20 minutes on the incident timer with two remaining fire units on-scene and Dispatch monitoring communications.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/2/2020 1812 PDT