Crews extinguish fire at Southeast Portland business

Crews extinguish fire at Southeast Portland business
(Photo: Dick Harris, Portland Fire and Rescue photographer)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Crews extinguished a fire at a business in a Southeast Portland strip mall early Friday morning.

The fire started at Secret Rendezvous, located at 12503 S.E. Division St., just after 12 a.m.

An employee at a nearby business saw the fire and called 911.

Firefighters found smoke pouring out of the building when they arrived. Crews put out the fire before it spread to any other businesses.

No one was hurt. The owner of Kitty Condos, a nearby business, arrived at the scene and found that all of the animals inside were safe and accounted for, firefighters said.

Fire investigators are looking into what caused the fire.

Nearby business owners told KATU they’ve complained about that business for some time. In 2009, the On Your Side Investigators looked into allegations of lewd behavior at Secret Rendezvous.