Woman and child badly burned when fire races through Vernonia home

Woman and child badly burned when fire races through Vernonia home
Screen shot from video courtesy of KATU viewer Lisa Ragsdale.

VERNONIA, Ore. - A 64-year-old woman and 12-year-old boy were badly burned in a house fire in Vernonia.

The fire broke out just before 3 p.m. Friday at a home in the 900 block of E. Bridge Street.

By the time firefighters got there, the house was fully involved and flames were threatening a neighboring structure.

The woman and boy had managed to escape the burning home but they suffered severe burns and were transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

It took about three hours for firefighters to get the blaze under control. They were able to save several cats and some chickens.

The cause is under investigation.

Video courtesy KATU viewer Lisa Ragsdale