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20 Sep 2014
21 Sep 2014
Cat dies, firefighter hurt in Rosa Parks Way fire
A pet cat died and a Portland firefighter was slightly injured in an early morning blaze that destroyed a Rosa Parks Way home Wednesday.
Portland Fire and Rescue said the firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and was treated at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Two residents of the home were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but did not require hospitalization.
The fire was reported at about 3:45 a.m. July 23 at 2210 N. Rosa Parks Way. A resident there woke to "crackling" sounds and realized there was a fire in the house. After waking the two other residents, all were able to get out of the house safely.
Firefighters battled heavy fire and smoke in the front of the home. The fire burned through a power line, and it fell, hitting one of the fire engines used to supply water to firefighters. This engine had to be moved to avoid serious injury to the crews.
A pet cat was pulled from the home and given oxygen but was later pronounced dead.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze. No damage estimate was released.