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Oregon woman, dog rescued from sinkhole

This image provided by the Portland Oregon Fire & Rescue shows the sinkhole where a woman was rescued unharmed after falling into the 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in her backyard Tuesday night Feb. 18.

The Portland woman and her dog were both unhurt after falling into a 20-foot-deep sinkhole on Tuesday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland fire official says a woman and her dog have been rescued unharmed after falling into a 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in her backyard.

Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Rich Chatman says the woman in her 30s was trying to find her small poodle mix Tuesday night in her dark Portland backyard when she fell into a sinkhole about 3½ feet in diameter. A neighbor who heard her calls for help called 911.

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