By Lynne Terry
North Portland (OR) – Crews rescued a cat and extinguished a residential fire in North Portland early Wednesday that left one firefighter injured.
A resident woke up at the home, located at 2210 N. Rosa Parks Way, at 3:34 a.m. to the crackling sound of fire. That person, who was not identified, roused everyone else and they got out safely.
When Portland Fire and Rescue arrived shortly later, smoke and flames were spewing and shooting from the front of the home. Firefighters attacked the fire and also pulled a cat from the home. While that was going on, a burned power line fell on top of one of the engines, which had to be moved to protect firefighters.
The cat was given oxygen but ended up dying. Two residents were evaluated for smoke inhalation but were not taken to a hospital. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He has not yet been identified.
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