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NEWS RELEASE 01/27/10: Fatal Fire - Portland Firefighters Respond to Reports of a Man Setting Himself On Fire


At 11:10 am the morning of January 27, 2010, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) firefighters responded to reports that a man had set himself on fire. This incident occured on the NE corner of 12th and Yamhill.  On arrival, firefighters found an adult male who was not on fire but had serious burn injuries.  Reports indicated that the man was put out by two Portland Police Officers and bystanders.  The man was transported to Emanuel Hospital was pronounced dead at the hospital.  The patient's name will not be released by PF&R to respect patient confidentiality. Portland fire investigators and Portland Police continue to investigate. 

Please refer any questions about the victim to the Medical Examiners Office.

January 27, 2010


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