Ore. Firefighter Hurt in House Fire Ceiling Collapse

March 26, 2013
A Molalla firefighter was injured when part of a ceiling collapse on him while he was battling a house fire. He was hospitalized, treated and later released.

March 25--MOLALLA -- Investigators are working to find the cause of a house fire southeast of Molalla Saturday that injured a firefighter while displacing a family and their pets.

Firefighter Justin Klug was injured when part of a ceiling collapsed on him. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Meanwhile, the fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

Fire Chief Vince Stafford of the Molalla Fire District said the fire was reported around 8 a.m. in the 34000 block of South Dickey Prairie Road. Stafford said the home's interior was decorated in cedar paneling, which burned very hot.

Fire crews from the Canby, Colton, Estacada and Clackamas 1 districts helped Molalla fight the blaze.

The Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, lodging, health services, comfort kits and information about health and mental health services after the fire, which caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

-- Rick Bella Follow @southnewshound

Copyright 2013 - The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

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