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Firefighter injured, shocked in Southwest Portland fire

Firefighter injured, shocked in Southwest Portland fire

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A firefighter was injured while battling a house fire in Southwest Portland on Monday afternoon.

While still mopping up a house fire in Northeast Portland, firefighters were called to the second fire in Southwest Portland.

The fire was reported at 3226 S.W. Dolph Court at about 1:30 p.m. Arriving firefighters saw fire coming from a deck and extending to the home's attic.

After crews entered the home to battle the blaze, a firefighter was hit in the head by some attic material, though it's clear what hit him, said Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman Rich Chatman.

The firefighter also was shocked by 240 volt lines in the ceiling and was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for his injuries. He will be kept overnight, but it's unclear his condition.

Monday was busy for Portland firefighters, as they battled two back-to-back house fires.

"Sometimes it's the nature of the biz. We can't predict them," Chatman said. "Sometimes we sit with no fires happening and before we know it, he have two to three happening at the same time."