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Neighbor helps 87-year-old man escape house fire

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An alert neighbor called 911 to report a house fire and then ran over to help an 87-year-old man who was inside.

It happened at 5:30 p.m. Friday on Jefferson Street in Oregon City.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire to the living room. The 87-year-old man was taken to the burn center at Emmanuel Hospital for minor smoke inhalation and cursory burns to his hands and face.

Preliminary investigations show the fire was electric, and the two-story historic structure sustained $15,000 in damage.

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