One dead in McMinnville apartment fire

McMINNVILLE, Ore. -- A person was found dead by firefighters Sunday inside the Park Place Apartments, at 230 SE Evans St.

Dispatchers received multiple calls about 9:30 p.m. Crews arriving to the six-unit apartment saw heavy smoke and fire coming out of a second-floor unit.

Firefighters knocked down flames in the stairwell, then in the apartment where the fire originated, according to McMinnville Fire Department officials.

A search led to a person who had died. The person's identity was not released. One person who lived in an adjacent unit was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to the hospital.

The cause remains under investigation.

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