PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) –
Firefighters had to rescue a woman from a house fire at 9:11 a.m. on Thursday.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the house fire located in the 12000 block of SE Mill Court. Firefighters say when they arrived they found the fire coming from the back of the house and smoke coming from the windows.
Firefighters say while they were searching the home, they heard a woman calling for help from the second floor. Firefighters quickly carried the woman out of the house.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was treated by paramedics and then taken to a nearby hospital for minor smoke inhalation.
A neighbor says his dog alerted him to the fire.
“Then my dog start barking, I looked out and all of the sudden the whole back was full of smoke and I thought their shed was on fire and then I noticed, oh no it’s worse than that,” neighbor Tim Miller said. “So I get ready to come in and grab my fire extinguisher, but I thought well that ain’t gonna do any good, then two seconds later the fire department shows up.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.