Two hospitalized after apartment catches fire in NW Portland

  • Source: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
  • Published: 03/08/2019 07:27 AM

Two people were hospitalized Thursday night after an apartment caught fire in northwest Portland. Firefighters rushed to the scene at Northwest 5th and Northwest Glisan just after 8:30 p.m. and found flames showing from a third-floor window with reports of a person inside, according to Portland Fire & Rescue. Crews making their way inside the building discovered a man and brought him to medics waiting outside, Portland Fire & Rescue says. A second person was found walking outside and said they were suffering from smoke inhalation. Firefighters say both patients were transported to area hospitals. Witnesses Thursday night said they saw a man hanging out of a third-story window. "He was hanging out on the window sill," one witness said. "And he was asking for help, terrified...I was terrified for him."


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