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Children jump from second floor window to escape duplex fire

Children jump from second floor window to escape duplex fire »Play Video
Flames were coming from both floors of the duplex when fire crews arrived. (KATU photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Three adults and six children escaped a duplex fire in North Portland Saturday morning.

Several people, including children, jumped from a second floor window to escape the fire on the first floor. The children jumped about ten feet into their parents’ arms, according to Portland Fire Bureau spokesman Ron Rouse. None of the children was hurt.

The fire started around 6:30 a.m. at 9645 North Fiske Avenue. Rouse said smoke alarms went off and woke the people inside the duplex. Everyone escaped before fire crews arrived.

The fire spread to the second floor after everyone was out of the building.

Medics took one person suffering from smoke inhalation to a hospital.

The three adults and six kids are in Portland to attend a wedding, Rouse said.

It's unclear what caused the fire.