Man killed in Troutdale explosion, ATF investigating

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An explosion from a pickup truck killed a man early Monday morning in a Troutdale neighborhood.

Police and firefighters responded to the scene in the 600 block of Southeast 42nd Circle around 2:15 a.m. The original call came in as a house fire.

“We woke up with a big explosion. Things were falling in the house. I thought the house was falling down. Looked outside and the car was on fire. It was very scary. The whole neighborhood came out,” a neighbor told KOIN 6.

A car and nearby homes were badly damaged by the explosion. Shrapnel left holes in a house across the street.

The neighbor told KOIN 6 that she heard three or four explosions total.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives Seattle branch are assisting the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

Officials have not yet released any details on the circumstances leading up to the explosion. The victim has not yet been identified either.

Officials say there is no ongoing threat to the public or of additional explosions.

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