Sinkhole rescues : Portland 20 foot deep sinkhole
Sinkhole rescues : Portland 20 foot deep sinkhole

Sinkhole rescues : Portland 20 foot deep sinkhole

Crews rescued a woman and a dog trapped in a deep sinkhole in Southeast Portland on Tuesday night.

Fire fighters said the woman fell into a sinkhole about three and a half feet wide and 20 feet deep at 2723 SE 38th Avenue.

The woman and her dog, a poodle, were checked out and are fine.

The sinkhole is temporarily covered.

On Monday, various city agencies came by the house to assess the situation.

“At this point, the Bureau of Development Services is involved in this to investigate whether it is a cesspool, which is a type of sanitary system that existed prior to the sewer systems in the streets.”

A neighbor who shares the property line told authorities both homeowners were recently made to do work on their sewage system.

There was recent sewer work done to connect the system from a party sewer line to direct connections with the home and sewer system in the street.

The city issued a permit for that work and inspected it after.

The woman who fell in has contacted her insurance company, but she will likely have to pay to fix it.


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