Street racing in Portland area ends with a house fire

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A street race outside of Portland ended with two speeding cars crashing into a house and sparking a fire early Monday. Around 1:15 a.m., in Aloha a police officer saw two vehicles speed racing. Moments later one of the drivers crashed into the front of a house. The second driver struck a SUV — the impact likely sparking a fire — and crashed into the house’s garage. Two residents inside the home were evacuated. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the other was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, assault, criminal mischief and reckless endangering.