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Red Cross responds to fires in Oregon City and Lake Oswego

Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to residential fires in Oregon City and Lake Oswego over the weekend.

The Lake Oswego fire happened around 4 p.m. on Saturday in the 1300 block of Hemlock St. Crews from both the Lake Oswego Fire Department and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a grease fire in the kitchen and arrived to find light gray smoke coming from a corner of the house.

Family members met firefighters at the front door and said they had extinguished the flames from a fire on the stove, which had damaged nearby cabinets and the ceiling above the stove. However, crews discovered that the fire had spread to the home’s attic and were forced to pull down parts of the ceiling to extinguish the blaze.

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and transported to a hospital, according to the LOFD, but no damage estimates were immediately available.

The Oregon City fire happened just before 11 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of 10th St. It affected multiple families, including three adults and one child.

Red Cross volunteers provided assistance at both fire locations to address immediate and basic needs, including comfort kits and information about recovery services and emotional health resources.