2 homes burned in SE Portland fire

2 homes burned in SE Portland fire

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 7:18 PM

PORTLAND -- Firefighters battled a 3-alarm fire that quickly engulfed a home and spread to another in Southeast Portland Friday morning.

The fire broke out around 9:23 a.m. at 5811 SE Ramona Street. Firefighters were forced to withdraw from the home after a floor collapsed on the second story, said Lt. Rich Chatman with Portland Fire & Rescue.

A victim was brought out of the home and taken to the hospital. Authorities have not released the patient's condition.

A natural gas line broke in the home, catching fire, which caused the flames to quickly spread. Additional crews were needed to battle the blaze that was eventually put out by 11 a.m.

Firefighters were working to clean up the damage and were investigating what caused the fire. The fire did an estimated $150,000 in damage to the first home and $50,000 in damage to the neighbor's house.

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