Friday afternoon, Portland Firefighters responded to a house fire located in the area of NE Alberta & 12th Ave.
When crews arrived, they discovered large amounts of smoke coming from the first floor of the two-story home.
Crews were told that two people live in the home, and upon the primary search, one of the residents, and elderly male, was located in the front room. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
Firefighters reported that it was difficult to locate the seat of the fire due to the excessive amounts of items that were stored throughout the home. It was reported soon after that the second resident was not at home.
The man was taken to the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital where he died from his injuries.
The cause of the fire was determined to be unintentional, failure to use ordinary care, combustibles too close to heat source.