- Associated Press - Friday, July 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A fire heavily injured three people and damaged a Portland building with housing and businesses.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/a6oiTu ) the fire started in the building Thursday morning near Northeast 57th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman Lt. Damon Simmons says two residents were rescued from smoky apartment units; one jumped from the second floor of the two-story building.

The woman and man rescued were taken for treatment of smoke-related injuries, while the man who jumped suffered leg injuries.

Officials believe the fire was caused by an electrical issue.

The American Red Cross was helping 14 people displaced by the fire.

At least one business in the building, Big’s Chicken, was estimated to be closed for months because of damage.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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