PORTLANDND, Oregon - A neighbor was responsible for rescuing one child from the burning apartment. He entered the living room and removed the child. The second child was found in a bedroom by firefighters and carried out of the apartment. There were no functioning smoke detectors in the home.
Firefighters were dispatched to an residential fire (4332 N.E. Jarrett St.) at 1:09 AM. Initial reports stated that there were still people in the unit, with one patient out front. When they arrived, firefighters quickly made entry into the smoke filled residence to search for occupants, while additional crews treated the first patient. Two people were rescued from the unit and quickly treated for burns and smoke inhalation. In all, a total of three patients were transported via AMR. Their condition is unknown at this time. A fire investigator is on scene to determine the cause of this fire. Red Cross was also called out to assist the displaced.
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.