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Two men, woman who died in NE Portland apartment fire identified

Investigators said fireworks caused the deadly fire.
Credit: Portland police
Seth Thompson (left), and Robert Gremillion (right) died in a Northeast Portland apartment fire on July 4.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three people who died in a fire at a Northeast Portland apartment complex early Sunday morning have been identified.

Robert William Gremillion, 31, and Seth Robert Thompson, 31, died in the fire at the Heidi Manor Apartments near Northeast 22nd Avenue and Weidler Street.

It was announced on Oct. 18 that 25-year-old Kelsi Edmonds died from her injuries. She remained in the hospital from the date of the fire until Oct. 18.

Firefighters arrived just after 3:30 a.m. to find two apartment buildings fully engulfed in flames. They called in more crews from across the city to fight the fire.

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Fire investigators said fireworks caused the deadly apartment fire. One neighbor who lives near the apartments told KGW he heard yelling and fireworks going off shortly before the fire started.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to email Portland Police Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov.

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