Portland apartment complex fire kills 2
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two people died a fire at an apartment complex in Portand, Oregon.
Firefighters arrived to find two apartment buildings on fire in northeastern Portland around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, KOIN-TV reported.
The cause of the blaze in northeast Portland was being investigated.
“The magnitude of this fire moved so quick that people had little time to escape and many did not,” said Fire Chief Sara Boone.”
She said there were power lines coming down while crews worked to extinguish the flames and at the peak, there were about 120 fire personnel at the scene.
Boone said the apartment complex did not have a sprinkler system. She said it was an older complex and that older complexes often do not have as many exits as newer complexes.