On July 21st, 2010 at approximately 10:30 am, firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue's Station 9 were patrolling their response area when they were dispatched to a report of a burn victim a block away at the Indochinese Socialization Center in SE Portland.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a 43-year-old woman with severe burns. The victim appears to have accidentally poured a full bottle of lighter fluid onto a small outdoor barbecue, igniting herself and a portion of the building. The victim was immediately transported to Emanuel Hospital.
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds citizens to use caution when operating outdoor cooking equipment. Most importantly, if you or someone you know is ever on fire, remember to stop, drop, and roll and immediately call 9-1-1.
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
June 21, 2010