Firefighters take on house, grass fires
Gresham firefighters had a busy Sunday afternoon on Sept. 2, as they responded to two serious fires.
The first call was at 12:41 p.m. for a house fire in the 700 block of Southeast 170th Drive. Both Portland Fire and Rescue and Gresham Fire and Emergency Services found a heavy blaze throughout the home, but were able to extinguish it within 30 minutes.
Crews found and saved the trapped occupants, and pulled two unconscious dogs out. No people were injured, but despite the efforts of fire crews, the dogs couldn't be revived.
Then at 5:02 p.m. firefighters responded to a fast-moving grass fire in the 2700 block of Southeast 148th Avenue. The fire was advancing toward several homes and an apartment building. Fire commanders on the scene called a second alarm to bring additional resources to contain the blaze. The crews were able to keep the fire from damaging the nearby structures. No injuries were associated with the fire.