Three people jump from bedroom window to escape fire

Three people jump from bedroom window to escape fire

TIGARD, Ore. – Three people jumped to safety from the second floor of a burning home in Tigard on Monday afternoon.

The fire started at a house on SW Tigard Street sometime around 12:50 p.m., according to firefighters.

The first firefighters arrived minutes after getting the 911 call and found heavy black smoke and flames coming from the back of the home.

The three residents told firefighters the smoke was too heavy in the house and they were forced to jump from a bedroom window.

One person suffered a minor injury in the jump and was taken to the hospital. Another person had an existing medical condition and had to be helped out of the window.

Firefighters found the residents safely outside the home, but still searched the inside to make sure nobody was still trapped, according to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Nokes.

Shortly after finishing that search, firefighters learned there may be a meth lab or people who used meth in the house, Nokes said. Because of that they pulled out and attacked the flames from the outside.

Fire and police investigators were still working on Monday afternoon to figure out how the fire started. The house is considered a total loss, Nokes said.