Caught on camera: Two Portland, OR firefighters rescued after home collapses

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In the hour before Lt. Matt LeTourneau was killed after the collapse of a burning rowhouse in Philadelphia yesterday (Saturday) morning, two Portland, Oregon firefighters were caught in the collapse of a single family home. They were rescued and suffered minor injuries.

Nate Hanson, KGW-TV:

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.

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