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Three-alarm fire burns houses, injures one person in SE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A three-alarm house fire spread to a neighboring home in southeast Portland Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene at Southeast 41st and Ramona Street at around 9:30 a.m.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire. After a second alarm was called, the second floor of the initial home partially collapsed. Firefighters said a gas line also ruptured in the basement, forcing them to take a defensive stance attempting to battle the blaze.

Once firefighters were able to go back inside the home a third alarm was called out.

The fire was deemed under control by 11:15 a.m.

One person suffered burns in the fire and was taken to a Portland hospital. That person's condition is not yet available.

Firefighters said the fire was "stubborn" because of the plaster in the initial home. They also said it's going to be a complicated investigation determining what caused the fire, but at this point, investigators said there is nothing suspicious about it.

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