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Firefighters battle two-alarm fire at NW Portland apartment complex

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Firefighters battled a two-alarm apartment fire in northwest Portland on Wednesday.

Crews responded to the Commons at Timber Creek Apartments on the 12400 block of Northwest Barnes Road at around 10:30 a.m.

A Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue spokesperson said the fire started on the deck of a second-story apartment and a man in a third-floor apartment jumped to escape.

That man was taken to the hospital with injuries described as serious, but not life-threatening. 

A woman in the apartment where the fire originated was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A 911 caller reported that the fire started in a grill, but firefighters said the official cause is under investigation. 

Crews worked for 50 minutes to contain the fire and spent another hour mopping up hot spots. 

Three children and 20 adults were displaced by the fire. Property managers at the complex were assisting in relocating them to available units. The American Red Cross is also helping to provide temporary housing and other essential needs. 

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