First responders worked together to rescue two individuals from a burning home on Evans Street during an early morning fire in Sandy this week.
Crews from the Sandy Fire and Clackamas Fire districts responded to the call at approximately 2 a.m. February 15.
Sandy police, who also arrive on the scene, reported the entire house was engulfed in flames and that were “possibly one to two residents trapped inside.”
Clackamas Fire Battalion Chief Sam McCullough quickly upgraded the fire and called for a second ambulance, as one was already en route.
Sandy Engine 371 arrived shortly before Clackamas Engine 318 and both crews went into rescue mode. Sandy personnel located the first victim just minutes after their arrival, and the second victim was located and removed by the Clackamas crew soon after.
Both victims had suffered extensive injuries and were taken by AMR to be treated at local area hospitals.
“his outcome was only made possible through constant training and hard work by both fire departments who also take the time to train and drill together,” McCullough said.
With Sandy Fire, Clackamas Fire, and AMR on scene, the response included a total of 13 apparatus, along with multiple law enforcement units.
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire.
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