Authorities say a woman died in an early-morning house fire in Klamath Falls.
Klamath County Fire District 1 officials say the blaze was reported early Thursday by people passing by. Authorities say the people tried to get inside but were unsuccessful because of the extent of the flames.
KTVL-TV reports authorities found the body of 73-year-old Madeline Murray in the living room.
Authorities say a firefighter suffered a knee injury, was treated at a hospital and released.
The fire department estimated about $80,000 worth of damage to the home and ruled it accidental.
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At least 3 arsons kept Portland Fire & Rescue crews busy through the early hours of Thursday, most in the same area where another arson was set one week ago.
The calls came in at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and at 1:30 a.m., 2:35 a.m. and 3:45 a.m., PF&R officials said. None of them did a lot of damage and no one was injured, but the last one had a higher potential of greater harm.
That one brought crews to the US Bank Tower on SW 5th and Oak. One stairwell was smoke-filled and some combustible material was found on the 6th floor. Fires in high-rises are particularly tough to battle for obvious reasons.
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PHOTO: A popular restaurant in Troutdale was completely destroyed after it caught fire Friday morning.
Corbett Fire Chief Dave Flood confirmed to FOX 12 that crews were called out to a fire at Shirley's Tippy Canoe, located at 28242 Historic Columbia River Highway, just after 5 a.m.
Multnomah County deputies were patrolling the area and saw heavy smoke coming from a second-story window.
Crews arrived to the scene and found flames coming from the second-story. An offensive attack began, but Chief Flood said crews had to back out and attack from the outside because of the flames.
No injuries were reported, and no one was inside at the time of the fire.
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Tualatin Valley Highway was closed in both directions Thursday evening after a driver hit a pedestrian in Aloha.
The pedestrian, a woman, was seriously injured, according to firefighters. The road was closed between 192nd Avenue and 198th Avenue and reopened Thursday night. Some side streets were also temporarily closed.
A Life Flight helicopter transported the woman to a hospital, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. in the same area where a pedestrian was hit by a hit-and-run driver a couple weeks ago. That person went to the hospital with leg injuries. There is no crosswalk in the area, though it is close to an intersection.
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Joseph Charter School students were enjoying a leisurely lunch. Within minutes they would find their world turned upside down.
Eight-grader Nathan Bosch got a surprise when he headed for the weight room on the second level of the JCS gym, Sather Court. “I heard a buzzing sound,” he said. “I looked up and there was white smoke coming from the ceiling. Then the fire alarm went off. I just ran.” He ran in the right direction-- to the office and reported where he’d seen smoke.
School fire drills had paid off. Within five minutes, and closer to three, every student was out of the school and harm’s way. Many left their jackets, backpacks and other possessions in their classrooms.
“The emergency responders, especially Joseph Fire got here really fast,” said Christina Eaves. Eaves was serving food in the lunch line when the fire alarm went off. She said that the school filled with smoke very quickly, and that teachers gathered their classes and exited the building rapidly.
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