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Family Escapes With Escape Ladder
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Wednesday August 30, 2017 - 1:01 AM
 
PORTLAND, Oregon - Just before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a family realized that they had a fire in their house. The father began yelling for everyone to get to safety, however the family's middle son was upstairs and the fire was in a room at the foot of those stairs. Fortunately, the family had a plan and the son used a collapsible ladder to escape from an upstairs bedroom.

The father extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of firefighters so crews worked to remove smoke from the structure. The exact cause of this fire hasn't been determined, but it involved a hoverboard.

Thanks to smart and timely action by the family, no one was injured in this fire. Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of this fire.