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Firefighters join forces to battle Rockwood blaze

by: DICK HARRIS, PORTLAND FIRE & RECUE - The Rockwood residence was heavily damaged by a Saturday fire.Firefighters from Portand and Gresham teamed up to battle a residential fire on the Rockwod area on Saturday evening.

No one was injured. The cause and damage costs were not immediately available.

Portland Fire & Rescue rand Gresham Fire and Emergency Services responded to a residential fire at 17500 E Burnside St. at 8:34 p.m. on March 1. When the crews arrived, they found heavy flames on the second floor.

A hose line was used to extinguish the flames, while additional fire crews searched for potential victims and ventilated the smoke and fire from the attic space.

The fire was brought under control at 8:56 p.m. and crews remain on scene to mop up.