2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/11/2014 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) – The Weather Service says a Northwest heat wave will last into the middle of next week. Forecasters have issued an excessive heat watch for the weekend in the Seattle metro area. Oregon is baking under the same heat with highs in the mid to upper 90s forecast in Portland, Salem and Eugene. Forecasters expect highs in eastern Oregon over 100. Some thunderstorms are possible Sunday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Health Authority has issued health advisories for two state beaches, citing tests indicating fecal bacteria. The Oregonian reports the advisories target D River Beach in Lincoln County and Heceta Beach in Lane County. Officials say people should avoid contact with water at those beaches until the advisory is lifted.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man has reportedly died in an apartment fire in southeast Portland. KGW also reports firefighters pulled a woman and child from another apartment early today. Portland Fire and Rescue says firefighters found heavy flames coming from a second-story unit when they arrived at 2530 SE 125th.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Family members who escaped from a burning RV in the Salem area say a man went back into the burning camper to save his 11-year-old twin grandchildren. KPTV reports that Chris Laing is hospitalized in Portland with burns to his arms and blisters on his head and feet. Jessie Laing says her grandfather tried to extinguish some of the fire so he could reach the twins but then he just “went through the flames and got us.”


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