3-alarm fire damages historic Osborn Hotel in SE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. - Firefighters battled a 3-alarm fire at a Southeast Portland building Friday morning.

The fire started around 5:45 a.m. at the historic Osborn Hotel, near Southeast Grand Avenue and Ash Street, according to Portland Fire & Rescue.

There are no reported injuries. Firefighters said everyone in the building got out safely.

The building also includes apartments and businesses.

The fire extended from the basement to the top floor, and was burning in between the walls, firefighters said.

Crews called for more resources with second and third alarms.

Alex Jones lives in an apartment in the building. He woke up to the sound of the fire alarm.

"I looked out the window, and people down the street are screaming at me to get out of the building," Jones said.

Jones said he grabbed his cat, his computer and woke up his girlfriend. They got out safely.

It's unclear how the fire started.

Portland police blocked streets in the area while firefighters got the fire under control.

Fire crews have Osborn Hotel fire under control, watching for hotspots now. Live update at 7:58am #liveonk2 pic.twitter.com/GRDJAAQQx6

Valerie Hurst (@ValerieHurst) August 8, 2014
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