Portland Fire

(6-1-20) Chicken Farm fire in Portland (Indiana) on Sunday afternoon.

Location of fire –

From the Portland (Indiana) Fire Department:

The Portland Fire Department responded to a working structure fire at a local chicken farm at 3:50pm on Sunday. PFD arrived on scene at 3:53pm and requested mutual aid from several different area departments. Bryant Fire-Engine and Tanker, Pennville Fire-Tanker, Salamonia Fire-Tanker, Southwest Mercer-two Tankers, Engine, Coldwater Fire-Tanker, St. Henry Fire-Tanker, Mobile Air Unit, and PFD utilized an Engine, Tanker, Chiefs Truck, and Medical Truck.

Fire was controlled at 6:14pm, units left scene at 8:31pm, and were back in service at 9:50pm.

PFD utilized 20 personnel, 1,200 ft of hose off our apparatus and combined all departments used approximately 150,000 gallons of water.

Thank you to the Link Family who also utilized an excavator during fire operations.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury, and no civilians were hurt.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but believed to be electrical.

Thank you to all that assisted PFD, and Tom, Kim, and Trevor Homan for providing all the firemen with food and water.