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Fireworks spark blaze in Sellwood

Fireworks spark blaze in Sellwood

At 10:50 p.m. Thursday, Portland Fire crews responded to a fire in the Sellwood neighborhood.

When they arrived at SE Glenwood and Milwaukie they found bushes on fire and the flames spread to a house.

The fire also caused a live power line to break free which was dangerous for firefighters.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be illegal fireworks. Witnesses said they saw an individual light a "mortar" round and throw it on the ground near the bushes.

All occupants and pets were evacuated safely.

 

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