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One Seriously Injured in Two Alarm Aloha House Fire

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PHOTO: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue

(ALOHA, Ore.) - Update: 5pm November 20th Woman Injured in Aloha Fire Succumbs to Injuries

Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's Aloha Station 62 rescued a woman from a burning home this morning. She was quickly transported to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital with life threatening injuries.

A neighbor called 911 at 9:44 Saturday morning reporting smoke and flames coming from a two story home located at 1756 SW Harvey Way in Aloha.

Firefighters aboard TVF&R's Squirt 62 arrived in less than five minutes. Firefighters immediately encountered an off-duty Portland firefighter who notified them that a resident had reported that someone was still inside the house on the second floor.

The TVF&R firefighters from Aloha pulled a hose-line from Squirt 62 and entered the home to perform a rescue. They quickly located a female patient on the second floor of the home, removed her from danger, and placed her in a waiting ambulance. The patient was suffering from smoke inhalation and was transported by Metro West ambulance to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital.

Because of the fact firefighters were performing a rescue, firefighters called for a second alarm which brings additional engines and trucks to the scene. As more firefighters from TVF&R and Hillsboro Fire and Rescue arrived at the home, firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and stopped further damage to the structure less than 20 minutes after the initial 911 call.

A team of TVF&R invesigators is working to determine the cause of the fire. The residents of the home will be staying with family members nearby until the home can be repaired.

News Release from: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue




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