|Elderly woman dies in Forest Grove house fire|
|Published on Monday March 28, 2011 - 8:51 AM|
A Forest Grove police officer attempted to rescue an elderly female from a bathroom, but was unable to make entry because of the flames in her home. The woman, identified as Velvalee Long, died in the fire. Her husband escaped the fire with his two teen-age grandsons.
One of the boys was transported to the Burn Unit at Emmanuel Hospital for treatment of burns to his hands. The last fire in Forest Grove resulting in death occurred in 1998.