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Man dies trying to escape Portland apartment fire

July 21, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man in his 50s died after jumping from a third-story apartment to escape a fire in Southwest Portland.

News outlets report the fire Friday afternoon damaged at least four units in the complex.

Neighbors told KATU-TV that the man was reluctant to jump but didn’t have other options because the flames continued to grow in his apartment.

Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman Lt. Tommy Schroeder says no one else was injured and the cause of the blaze is being investigated.

The identity of the man who died hasn’t been released.


Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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