Fire Destroys Oregon City Home
July 16, 2013, 1:55 pm
By Pat Boyle & Jeremy Scott
An early morning fire left nothing but the shell of an Oregon City home. The family of five had just moved there from California a few days ago.
It was a challenging fire to fight because the three-story home on 3rd Avenue and Apperson Street sits on a hill near dry trees and brush. They had to drag their hoses up the hillside.
The family managed to get out safely thanks to a working smoke detector. They're staying with relatives for the time being.
Crews spent a few hours putting out hot spots and flare-ups. Most of the damage is on the second and third floors. Investigators won't be able to find the cause until it's safe to enter.