GRESHAM, Ore. – A family escaped a house fire in Gresham that firefighters said started in their back yard and quickly spread to their home Saturday night.
Firefighters said embers shot close to 100 feet into the air and started nearly a dozen small fires near the home, located at 280 NE 26th St.
The fire started at around 8:30 p.m. and quickly spread to the home and attic, firefighters said. They called for more resources to contain the fire with a second alarm as a precautionary measure.
The homeowner told KATU News that her husband tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but it spread too quickly.
No one was hurt. It’s unclear what caused the fire.