- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland Fire & Rescue says a woman died when fire consumed a house that had no working smoke alarms.

According to Lt. Damon Simmons, a crew was returning to the station from another fire late Tuesday when it came upon a house fire on Southeast Division Street.

The firefighters called for additional crews and started searching for trapped occupants. Firefighters carried out one woman, but she could not be revived.

A man escaped the blaze and was taken to a hospital by ambulance with a smoke-related injury not considered life-threatening.

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

Fire Chief Erin Janssens urged everyone to make sure they have working smoke alarms.

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