Fatal Fire Investigation In N Portland

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Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman after a home caught fire in North Portland Thursday night.

Portland Fire & Rescue arrived to the home in the 8200 block of North Wabash Avenue around 11:30 Thursday night, finding the house already heavily involved with fire.

Firefighters learned a woman was likely inside the home that was on fire. 

As crews attacked the fire they found a woman on the front porch of the house. Emergency medical personnel determined the woman was deceased.

Portland Police Homicide detectives were called in to assist with the death investigation. 

The investigation is ongoing. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on the deceased woman.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Darren Posey 503-823-0403 or Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov 


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