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21 Sep 2014
22 Sep 2014
Nine people escape from early morning house fire
One woman was injured in an early morning house fire that forced four adults and five children from their Southeast Portland home.
Portland Fire and Rescue officials said a woman in her 30s suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at a local hospital. Her name and medical condition were not released.
The Oregon Trail chapter of the American Red Cross is providing shelter and necessities for the people displaced by the fire.
Firefighters were called at about 3:49 a.m. Monday to the house at 7730 S.E. Center St., where a kitchen fire had quickly spread to the home's attic.
A relative returning to the house early in the morning opened the front door and was hit by thick black smoke roiling out of the house. She alerted others in the house and they escaped.