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Christmas tree lights blamed for SE Portland house fire

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Lights on Christmas tree started a fire that caused $25,000 in damage to a southeast Portland home.

Firefighters were called out to the home near Southeast 140th and Main Street at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. A heavy fire was burning in the front room when crews arrived.

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof to ventilate flammable fire gasses.

The fire was quickly put out and the man who lives in the home was found at a neighbor's house. He had to climb out of a window to escape because his door was blocked by fire.

Firefighters said a smoke alarm woke him up.

Investigators said lights on a Christmas tree caused the fire.

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