Firefighters rescue dog from burning house

Firefighters rescue dog from burning house

PORTLAND, Ore. – Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning house in Southeast Portland Friday night.

Crews responded to a fully involved house fire on Southeast 86th Avenue near Hawthorne Boulevard, according to the Portland Fire Bureau.

When crews arrived just after 10:30 it was just heavy smoke, but flames quickly engulfed the entire building and crews were unable to get inside.

Crews were pulled back to attack the fire from the outside. They were then able to quickly knock the flames down and got the fire under control about 45 minutes later.

Firefighters found a small dog hiding in the bathroom. It was not hurt, firefighters said.

No one else was inside the house. The cause is under investigation.

Later Friday night, fire crews battled another house fire near North Portsmouth Avenue and Yale Street. A fire started on the home's back porch and spread into the house. Crews arrived at around 11:50 p.m. and had the fire under control about 30 minutes later, firefighters said.

No one was hurt. It's unclear what caused the fire.