June 1, 2023

Man Rescued from Fire in Portland


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Firefighters rescued a man from a northeast Portland apartment Monday morning.

Portland Fire & Rescue crews were called out to the 6400 block of Northeast Simpson Street at 9:20 a.m.

Firefighters arrived to find an apartment fire that was extending to the attic space. Witnesses reported that several people may have been inside the home.

One man was located during a search of the building and brought out by firefighters. Paramedics at the scene treated him for smoke inhalation.

No other injuries to people or pets were reported.

Fire investigators listed the cause as, “smoker’s material improperly discarded in a garbage can.” The fire caused $11,000 in damage to the apartment complex.

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