Firefighters saw through metal bars, rescue man
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) -- A fire official in the east Portland suburb of Gresham says firefighters sawed through metal bars on a window to free a man from his burning mobile home.
Battalion Chief Mark Maunder tells KATU-TV that the man was trying to save his cats from the Thursday night fire and got trapped in a back bedroom.
Crews put an air mask on the man so he could breathe, then used chain saws with special blades to cut through the bottom of the bars so they could be pried up.
Another person in the mobile home ran out when the fire started. Both occupants were taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
It was not immediately clear what happened to the cats.
Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/