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3 hurt in two-alarm Clackamas complex fire
Monday, May 29, 2006
A two-alarm fire in a Clackamas apartment building early Sunday injured three residents and displaced people in 20 units, Clackamas fire officials said.
The fire began about 2:15 a.m. inside a maintenance shop of the complex at 8118 S.E. Lake Road, said Lt. John Hopkins, a Clackamas Fire District 1 spokesman. Hopkins said the size of the fire and "large potential of life hazard" in a 22-unit section of the complex prompted a second alarm five minutes after the first firefighters arrived.
Three residents were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, but their injuries weren't life threatening, authorities said Sunday.
About 40 firefighters brought the fire under control by 2:50 a.m. Six fire engines, two ladder trucks and three battalion chiefs responded.
TriMet, the American Red Cross and the Clackamas Fire District were providing temporary shelter for people in 20 units who were displaced by the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
-- Joseph Rose
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