Oregon teen rescues boy from burning home
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
TROUTDALE, Ore. — A 14-year-old boy rescued a young child Monday night from a burning home in Troutdale.
KOIN reports six members of a family live in the home and everyone made it out except for a young boy on the second floor.
The family was crying for help when two neighbors arrived, Eduardo Ugarte and his 14-year-old son Marcos. Eduardo Ugate ran into the home but was driven back by heavy smoke. Meanwhile, Marcos found a ladder and placed it against a second-floor window. He broke out the screen and pulled the frightened child to safety.
The Gresham Fire Department says the child was taken to a nearby hospital. The home sustained significant damage.