Portland woman trapped between buildings freed

Oregon firefighters have rescued a woman who was trapped between a very

narrow space created by the outside walls of two buildings on Jan. 16.

A woman who was trapped inside a wall of the parking garage is taken to an ambulance, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Portland, Ore. Firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free the woman. The woman spent about four hours in a space 8 to 10 inches wide before rescuers managed to free her as television cameras filmed much of the effort. Firefighters said they hadn't gotten a clear explanation of the woman's predicament. Lt. Rich Chatman of the Portland fire department, said she had been seen smoking or walking on the roof of a two-story building before she fell. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Brent Wojahn) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

A woman who was trapped inside a wall of the parking garage is taken to an ambulance, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Portland, Ore. Firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free the woman. The woman spent about four hours in a space 8 to 10 inches wide before rescuers managed to free her as television cameras filmed much of the effort. Firefighters said they hadn't gotten a clear explanation of the woman's predicament. Lt. Rich Chatman of the Portland fire department, said she had been seen smoking or walking on the roof of a two-story building before she fell. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Brent Wojahn) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

A woman is rescued from being trapped inside a wall of the parking garage at the Gretchen Kafoury Commons in SW Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Portland firefighters worked for over three and a half hours cutting her free. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Brent Wojahn)

Firefighters work to free a woman who fell part of the way down the 20-foot wall and got stuck between two buildings in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free the woman. The woman spent about four hours in a space 8 to 10 inches wide before rescuers managed to free her as television cameras filmed much of the effort. Firefighters said they hadn't gotten a clear explanation of the woman's predicament. Lt. Rich Chatman of the Portland fire department, said she had been seen smoking or walking on the roof of a two-story building before she fell. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Brent Wojahn) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

Firefighters work to free a woman who fell part of the way down the 20-foot wall and got stuck between two buildings in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free the woman. The woman spent about four hours in a space 8 to 10 inches wide before rescuers managed to free her as television cameras filmed much of the effort. Firefighters said they hadn't gotten a clear explanation of the woman's predicament. Lt. Rich Chatman of the Portland fire department, said she had been seen smoking or walking on the roof of a two-story building before she fell. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Brent Wojahn) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

Portland firefighters Fred Williams, right, and Gary Fergus check one of two holes that were cut out to free a woman who fell part of the way down the 20-foot wall and got herself stuck between two buildings in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The woman spent about four hours in a space less than a foot wide Wednesday morning. In addition to the an air bag, rescuers also cut a hole and used a soapy substance to lubricate the concrete block walls to remove the woman.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Portland firefighters Fred Williams, right, and Gary Fergus check one of two holes that were cut out to free a woman who fell part of the way down the 20-foot wall and got herself stuck between two buildings in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The woman spent about four hours in a space less than a foot wide Wednesday morning. In addition to the an air bag, rescuers also cut a hole and used a soapy substance to lubricate the concrete block walls to remove the woman.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Woman trapped

Woman trapped

Woman trapped