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Severe cold and ‘warming fires’ burns 3 people in Portland


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Severe cold and ‘warming fires’ burns 3 people in Portland


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Published on January 7, 2022 4:43 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — At least three unsheltered people attempting to stay warm during last week's frigid weather were injured from fires in Portland, Oregon.

Ahead of below freezing temperatures and snow, which began Dec. 25, forecasters and state officials warned the winter weather could lead to hypothermia and that those most likely impacted would be people experiencing homelessness.

Officials in Multnomah County, home to Portland, have reported that at least one person died from exposure to cold temperatures last month. The 76-year-old man who died was not homeless but was found unresponsive outdoors.

On New Year's Day, crews from Portland Fire and Rescue responded to...