PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A nearly 1-year-old child died in a house fire early Wednesday in Monmouth.
The Polk County Fire District says they arrived in the 700 block of North Catron Street at 1:57 a.m. to find heavy flames.
Two adults, Benjamin Spencer and Natiacia Abbe and two of their children had evacuated the house but their 11-month-old son was still inside. Firefighters tried to rescue the child but couldn’t. They found the child’s body after the fire was extinguished.
Two firefighters were injured and taken to a hospital. One was taken to a Portland Burn Center.
The house was a complete loss and the damage is estimated at $200,000.