Oregon City woman dies in ‘very intense’ house fire

The woman's name has not yet been released

A woman died in this Oregon City house fire late on November 24, 2016 (KOIN)
A woman died in this Oregon City house fire late on November 24, 2016 (KOIN)

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) — Kristin Pineda was nearly asleep when she heard a siren that drew her to the window in her Oregon City bedroom on Thanksgiving night.

“I saw the fire. It just made me gasp a little bit and caught me off guard,” Pineda told KOIN 6 News. “It was very intense. The fire was quite large.”

Kristen Pineda said a 'very intense' fire took the life of her neighbor in Oregon City, November 26, 2016 (KOIN)
Kristen Pineda said a ‘very intense’ fire took the life of her neighbor in Oregon City, November 26, 2016 (KOIN)

Her husband, Pat, took cellphone video as firefighters tried to rescue a neighbor inside. She said it looked to her as if the firefighters were trying to break into the front door.

As flames shot through the window of their neighbor’s mobile home, the Pinedas also saw and heard what sounded like firefighters trying to cut into the trailer. Flames reached high into the treetops while firefighters finally got inside.

But their efforts were too late to save the woman, who was found dead in one of the back bedrooms where the flames were most intense.

“My hope was that they were gone for Thanksgiving,” Pineda said. “It was very sad the next day to see that someone was actually still in the mobile home.”

“It was very sad.”

The woman’s name has not been released, nor has a cause of the fire.