Follow Up: 3 Gresham firefighters injured, 1 fighting for his life after duplex fire

  • Source: KOIN-TV NBC 6 Portland
  • Published: 05/31/2024 08:51 PM

Three Gresham firefighters were injured, with one still in critical condition after a Southeast Portland duplex fire Thursday night, authorities say. At around 9 p.m., crews from both Gresham Fire and Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the reports of the duplex fire at the Southeast 182nd Avenue and Madison Way. Officials say firefighter Spencer Tejedas and the other two firefighters rushed into the burning home because they were told a child with disabilities was inside. However, Gresham Fire says when the three entered the duplex, the teen – believed to be trapped in a bedroom – was already safely outside the home. “They were not surprised that he went in without the protection of a hose line because he thought there was a child in that duplex,” said Gresham Fire Chief Scott Lewis.


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