A woman died Sunday after she was found unconscious inside of a burning home in Salem.
Firefighters were called out just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday on reports of a burning house on Williams Avenue NE. Lori Morse lives just a few yards behind the woman home.
She said she got up to walk her dog and smelled what seemed like burning plastic. Then, when she noticed smoke coming out of the windows, and sparks coming out of the gas meter, she immediately called for help.
"The house could've exploded, she's got oxygen in here, so I was scared," said Morse. "I went around to the side door and opened it because it was open and this billowing black smoke came out so I got scared and I told the guy on 9-1-1 that I probably shouldn't have done that."
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Another house was badly damaged by a fire in the Bethany neighborhood in Washington County early Monday morning.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a two-alarm fire near Northwest 169th Avenue and Northwest Catalpa Street just after 12:30 a.m.
Three other homes in that immediate area have been set on fire since August.
Investigators determined two of those fires were started from arson.
Fire officials are still looking into the cause of the fire that started Monday morning.
“We do have a fire investigator here and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. We’ve been working in partnership for many months on this fire investigation and we’ll continue to try to determine where and how this fire started and whether or not someone set it intentionally,” said Karen Eubanks from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.
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VIDEO: Firefighters in Sunriver jumped into action Friday to help a deer stuck on some ice, according to a video posted on the L4262 Sunriver Professional Firefighters' Facebook page.
The deer, trapped in the middle of a frozen golf course pond, kept falling when it tried to get up. So firefighters used equipment purchased with a grant from Firehouse Subs to help push the little guy to firmer ground, according to the Sunriver Fire & Rescue Facebook page.
The grant, which firefighters were awarded in the spring, allowed the department to purchase immersion suits and an ice sled.
"Rescue has no limits!" the Facebook page noted.
As for the deer?
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A Northeast Portland family is living with the clothes on their backs after a fire forced them from their home Saturday afternoon, but they're calling a teenager a hero thanks to his quick, calm actions.
The fire broke out Saturday afternoon in the basement of the Davis home in the 100 block of NE Lombard. The family of six will spend at least the next week in a Troutdale hotel room.
"Yesterday [we] woke up at home, everybody had their own bed and rooms, today we're in this small room together," said Derrall Davis, the father.
Davis and his wife were not home when the fire started, but their four sons were. Da'Marcasay, 16, was the oldest one at home.
"I'm still confused about how. We didn't smell smoke, because when we got to the stairs, there was just a whole bunch of flames," said Da'Marcasay.
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A fire early Sunday morning in the roof and ceiling by a woodstove chimney caused about $20,000 damage to a home in the Tollgate subdivision northwest of Sisters, but the two occupants escaped uninjured, officials said.
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District crews were dispatched around 3:30 a.m. to a 911 report of a chimney fire at a two-story home in the 69000 block of Lariat, said fire Captain Jeremy Ast.
One of the two renters had smelled smoke, looked up and noticed a glow, alerting the other occupant to the fire, Ast said. The home's working smoke alarms had not gone off yet, as the fire apparently began on the exterior and had not created enough smoke for the alarms to sound for another five minutes or so.
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Rural Metro Fire, American Medical Response, and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Lower River Road near Ferry Road in Merlin Friday afternoon.
An investigation shows that the vehicle may have left the roadway while traveling at a high rate of speed, striking several trees, and severely damaging the car.
Firefighters found both the driver and passenger trapped inside the vehicle with their legs pinned down by the dash. It took firefighters over 90 minutes to remove the dash by using "The Jaws of Life."
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