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Firefighters quickly contain fire burning Southeast Portland home

Portland Fire and Rescue said 10 residents inside a burning Southeast Portland home made it out safely on Nov. 9, 2017. (SBG photo) 

PORTLAND, Ore. – Firefighters quickly stopped a fire after it spread from a carport to the structure of the home in southeast Portland Thursday morning.

Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a house fire at 4:52 a.m. in the 1400 block of Southeast 168th Place.

Officials said they saw smoke and fire outside the home near a carport when they arrived and it was beginning to spread into the home.

Firefighters quickly contained the fire. A ladder truck company worked to cut a hole in the roof to release smoke and heat from inside the structure.

Fire officials said there were 10 people inside the home made it out safely.

An investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.

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