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Arson suspected in Milwaukie apartment fire; one person in custody

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MILWAUKIE, OR (KPTV) -

An arson suspect was taken into custody after crews battled an apartment fire in the Milwaukie area Saturday.

Fire crews responded to the 8100 block of Southeast Lake Road to find a fire burning in an apartment, but the front door was barricaded from inside.

Once firefighters made their way in, the fire was quickly contained to a single unit. A total of 32 apartments were evacuated, however.

One elderly woman was helped out of an apartment adjacent to the fire. Two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Deputies detained one person suspected of arson who lives in the home where the fire started. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No other details were immediately released about the investigation.

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