Dad, daughter pulled from Keizer house fire die of injuries
KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — A man and his 6-year-old daughter, who were pulled from a burning house fire in Keizer, have died of their injuries.
KOIN-TV, citing hospital officials, reports that Miguel Ruvalcaba died late Saturday at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. KGW reports that his daughter, Brixa, died Sunday evening at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland.
Ruvalcaba and his five children were inside their duplex in Keizer, near Salem, when the fire broke out late Thursday night. Four of the children escaped and reported the fire to their neighbors.
Fire crews rescued the father and the 6-year-old girl, but they were unresponsive.
Fire officials believe the blaze likely started in the garage. Officials said the home’s smoke alarm wasn’t working.