Firefighters rescue woman from burning home and render aid

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded Wednesday to reports of an early morning residential fire at 2440 S.W. 214th Place in Aloha.

As firefighters were responding to the scene at 3:15 a.m., they received additional information that a victim was possibly trapped inside.

Upon arrival, firefighters from TVF&R’s Aloha Station 62 encountered significant flames coming from the rear of the structure on the second floor. Under heavy fire conditions, firefighters began searching for trapped occupants as additional crews simultaneously initiated an interior attack on the blaze, fire officials said.

A search of the home led firefighters to a woman on the second floor. They evacuated her through the front door of the residence and began administering medical care on scene.

The woman was transported to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, officials said. Paramedic firefighters rode with the woman to the hospital and continued medical care in the ambulance.

Two additional occupants escaped the fire on their own prior to the arrival of help. A man also sustained life-threatening injuries from the fire. Firefighters began administering medical care at the scene, and he was transported to the hospital with firefighters continuing care.

The fire was knocked down within 10 minutes of firefighters arriving at the scene. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was assisted by crews from Hillsboro Fire & Rescue.

An investigation into the cause of this fire continues. Working smoking alarms in this home alerted occupants to the fire.

TVF&R officials urge citizens to have working smoke alarms in every sleeping area and on every floor of their home as well as a family fire escape plan.

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