At 0619 Portland Dispatch received a call from Portland Police requesting an engine at their training area on Airport Way. When the police arrived arrived, they had noticed a tree at the entrance was broken off and they found a pickup truck that was hidden by the foliage. It had apparently crashed during the night and had gone unnoticed. The driver was deceased.
Engine 2, Truck 2 and Battalion Chief 3 were dispatched. First, the tree was entangled in the wreckage and had to be cut up and removed, then the victim was extricated. The operation took more than 1/2 hour.
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