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Two rescued in Albany apartment fire

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ALBANY, OR (KPTV) -

First responders helped trapped residents escape their burning home Saturday night.

A resident called 911 at 11:20 p.m. from one of four units at a complex located at 2296 Hill Street SE. They two occupants were unable to get out and smoke was filling the apartment.

Firefighters and Albany Police arrived on the scene three minutes later and entered the unit, where they say smoke was thick to the floor.

An officer found the first trapped person and managed to get them out as firefighters tackled the flames flaring up in the bedroom.

The second victim was found by firefighters doing a subsequent search of the unit.

Firefighters managed to bring the fire under control in about 20 minutes.

The fire caused extensive damage to the one bedroom and the attic space above it. Heavy smoke damaged all four units, which were deemed unable to be occupied.

All of the occupants were given assistance for temporary housing.

The cause of the fire has not been determined and is under investigation.

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