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Smoke-alarm trend troubles Clackamas Fire District

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At 4:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Clackamas Fire District No. 1 rescued a man from a fire at the Clipper Ridge Apartments, 595 May St., Oregon City.

PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - No working smoke alarms were found after the fire at the Clipper Ridge Apartments in Oregon City.Arriving firefighters found flames coming from a second-story bedroom after a neighbor in the complex smelled smoke and called 911. The fire was contained to one apartment and was quickly extinguished. The cause is still under investigation. During their search, firefighters found a man with no detectable pulse in a bedroom. He was taken to Emanuel Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

He was the third fire victim pulled from a structure fire in the past five weeks by Clackamas firefighters. Fire victims from Sept. 11 and from Oct. 13 have both been released from the hospital.

Firefighters say there were no working smoke alarms in any of the three residences.

“Please make sure you always have a working smoke alarm outside of any sleeping area and one in each bedroom,” said Steve Hoffiditz, Clackamas Fire spokesman.