Fire destroys Milwaukie home

Fire destroys Milwaukie home

Fire destroys Milwaukie home

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 23 at 11:23 AM

Milwaukie, Ore. – A quick moving fire forced two residents from their home in Milwaukie on Saturday—just three days before Christmas, firefighters said.

A woman smelled smoke in her home at 2835 SE Van Water and was able to escape with minor smoke inhalation, said Jed Walker with the Clackamas Fire District.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in 12 minutes, but the fire rendered the home uninhabitable, with damage estimated at $50,000, Walker said.

Firefighters advise anyone with a home to make sure their smoke alarms are working because they are the single-most important factor for homeowners to protect their families.

The Clackamas Fire District suggests putting a new smoke alarm under the tree this year for Christmas.

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