PORTLAND, Ore. – Two firefighters were injured after a burning home collapsed on top of them Saturday morning in Southeast Portland.
The fire was reported at 5:19 a.m. in the 2400 block of Southeast 89th Avenue. Flames were coming out of the front of the house and garage when firefighters arrived. Crews entered the home to make sure all residents were safe and it was determined no one was home.
Minutes later, part of the home collapsed on top of two firefighters. Video shows other firefighters running back to the home and pulling out the two injured firefighters. They were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
"We risk a lot to save a lot and if there's a potential that there's a rescue to be affected, we're going to go inside and search," said Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Tommy Schroeder.