North Portland Dollar Tree scorched in 2-alarm fire, roof partially collapses

No victims, injuries reported

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Dollar Tree store went up in flames and led to a 2-alarm fire early Saturday morning in North Portland after its roof became “dangerously unstable,” fire officials said.

According to Portland Fire & Rescue, crews were sent to a report of a commercial fire around 2:18 a.m. at the dollar-store chain’s 7740 N Lombard Avenue location.

When they arrived, fire officials said they found the entire inside of the store was filled with smoke and half the building was on fire, including the roof. Firefighters who were sent to battle the blaze on top reported heavy flames coming through the roof, making it “dangerously unstable” and likely that the HVAC unit would fall through.

PF&R brought the firefighters back down, and officials said in a Tweet the heating and air conditioning unit did collapse through the roof.

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